The Mysterious Art of Fishing the Hitch

We all love to see the salmon take on the surface, the chase, the broad back, the explosion of water and feelings. The little wake of the hitched fly can be so extremely effective. Here we give you a small film from the hitch capitol of the world – Iceland. Listen to three guides and hitch veterans and get inspired. Has anybody caught more Atlantics on the hitch than Arni Baldursson? We are grateful that he shares his tricks with us.

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Wouldn’t the “hitch capital of the world” be Newfoundland?

Ian Martin December 09, 2019

I can’t wait till next season to try the hitch out, something I always fancied but didn’t really know how.

Malcolm Tilley December 09, 2019

Is this the same as grease lining used to catch steelhead in canad?

John Jackson December 09, 2019

wow, this will make me a better Atlantic salmon guide. The riffle hitch, heard about it but never seen it in action. I guide on the Mighty Restigouche River from New Brunswick Canada and will be adding the hitch to my arsenal. Thanks for the videos and super interesting information.

Raymond Poirier December 07, 2019


Kolbrún December 03, 2019

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