Finesse vs Power Fishing

Are you a finesse or power fisherman? What does that mean? What type of techniques are one or the other, or a bit of both?

Power fishing is more about covering water and inducing reaction strikes, even from fish that aren’t actively feeding. Finesse fishing is trying to convince them your bait is food (even if it is plastic, feathers or other). It’s also about working an area thoroughly. The figure below show a series of techniques on the finesse vs power fishing scale. Some techniques can be fished both ways depending on the conditions.

Finesse vs Power Fishing

Finesse or Power Fisher- which are you?

People will generally prefer one or another. I lean toward the finesse fishing side of the chart although I’m trying to include more power fishing techniques to my repertoire, always lots to learn. Which are you, finesse or power?

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