- Apr 30, 2008
I was out with the spey rod on the Sandy today. The water was low and gin clear and it was very sunny out. Across the river there was some shade covering part of a nice tailout. Also cover that part of the river was a few low haning limbs from some trees. In the limbs were several lures and a bobber. Those red objects in the limbs seem to be telling me to forget about trying to fish there. I then remembered doing false cast on the Deschutes with large stone flies to measure the amout of line I could get out without sticking the fly in the overhanging alder trees. I started casting to the shade and letting a little more line out until I could reach the spot but miss the trees. (kind of like a standard casting, to set up a swing pattern). When I had the sweet spot I could relax cast and not worry about those darn trees. I guess that is one advantage of fly fishing, the ability to measure your cast. Oh I didn't seem to bother any fish by doing this because I never saw one all day.