How to Present Flies Behind a Midstream Rock

Question: What’s the most common yet perplexing presentation challenge you’ll face when stepping into a trout stream? Answer: Delivering your fly to fish behind a large rock or boulder.
As Phil Monahan points out in this week’s MidCurrent “Fine Lines” answer, approaching from downstream, high-sticking to avoid drag, and covering the four key lines of drift are among the techniques likely improve your hook-up rate.
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