Without a doubt, angling pressure is one of the most important factors that comes into play when considering how difficult (or easy) a given fishery will be. The number of times a fish gets caught and released will very quickly affect its willingness to bite. Fish can become hook-shy, leader-shy, and downright weary of their surroundings.
Does this mean that we cannot catch fish in highly pressured fisheries? Absolutely not.
Today's episode of the Fly Fish University Podcast covers a multitude of things to consider on pressured waters. From the diameter of your tippet to the way you physically approach a piece of water, understanding these strategies will undoubtedly increase your consistency when fishing to weary fish.