BREAK IT DOWN
Trying to cover a river from bank to bank usually calls for longer casts that not only cause dragging flies, but create unwanted disturbance and also make detecting takes virtually impossible on running water. A far better game plan is to break a river’s channel into a series of narrow lanes (diagram 2). By doing this, we can effectively cover a given section, knowing we’ve given it our full attention. The idea is to work up each lane individually, almost like a blinkered horse! After completing your chosen lane it’s a case of climbing out of the water before strolling down the bank to search your next gridded lane.