Howard Croston – Competition Tips for the Everyday Angler
Howard Croston is not only an incredible fisherman but a super nice guy. As part of Team England, he has fished in 13 world championship events, finishing in the Top 10 five times with an average of about 150 anglers.
He won Team Gold in 2009 and Team Bronze in 2014. He placed an individual 4th in 2012, individual 10th in 2017 and took 1st place as individual World Champion in 2019.
He has been with Hardy Fishing for 19 years and has served as the Hardy Global Product Manager for the past 10 years.
In this episode we review some of Howard’s best strategies for the everyday angler as we title the podcast: Competition Tips for the Everyday Angler.
[02.08] Howard’s backstory – Starting the conversation, Howard shares his backstory and how he got involved in fly fishing.
[09.06] Five points for 5% – Howard shares how being organized helps in competitions.
[16.45] Mono rig – Howard explains why he chooses a thin euro line instead of a mono rig when fly fishing.
[23.43] The mistake – We talk about the biggest mistake people make in fly fishing competitions.
[30.00] Rod swing – Howard defines rod swing and how it works.
[53.33] Foreign competitions – Howard shares what equipment he uses in foreign fly fishing competitions.
[40.11] Measuring – We dive into the measuring system of fly fishing competitions.
[51.06] Euro nymphing rods – At the end of the conversation, we talk about the effectiveness of Euro nymphing fishing rods.
Connect with Howard
Facebook – web.facebook.com/howardcrostonflyfishing/
Instagram – instagram.com/howard_croston_fly_fisher_
YouTube – youtube.com/@howardcrostonflyfisher9227
Website – www.hardyfishing.com
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