Originally Posted by William
I was getting the strikes by casting downstream and, before the line hit the water, wiggling the rod to create a lot of slack. The is the only way I could figure out not to get a lot of drag. Are there any other techniques I need to be using?
On tailwaters like the clinch and south holston I fish across and down more often than not. I find that I spook too many quality fish when casting upstream and I can get away with a 12' leader more easily.