In his book “Presentation,” Gary Borger writes about the predator/prey relationship and says, “It’s usually the angler who muffs the role as predator and not the fish that muffs the role as prey.”
And he offers these words of wisdom:
“The single most important thing you’ll ever learn about presentation is that fish are wild animals. That should be the sole basis of your angling strategy; everything you do while fishing should be centered in that one fact. If you truly treated every fish like a wild animal, you’d not only catch more fish, you’d catch bigger ones as well.”
Before you make that first cast, have an idea, think about what you want to accomplish.