Flossing refers to a fish catching technique that involves snagging fish in the mouth by attempting to put the leader and hook across the fish's mouth. This technique is usually used in river salmon fishing when they are not biting due to poor condition such as high and dirty water. It is generally an illegal fishing technique but it has been accepted as a allowable technique in the Fraser River, which generates fair amount of controversies in the angling community. The problem with flossing includes snagging fish in parts of the fish's body other than the mouth, so they are required to be released.

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