I do both. I fish this way with a small bugger(12 or 10) tied very sparse. Make a medium length cast. Its ok if you move the indicator when you mend. I catch most of my fish right after the mend. When the indicator moves it give the fly a jigging action. Let the fish let you know how they like it. I usually use olives, browns and blacks. With olive my go to color.
Mix up the way you weight your flies. With mine I use olive thread with lead and bead. With bead only I use black or brown. I never use just wire when fishing this way. I think the bead gives that jigging action that the fish want.
I'm usually off on Mondays if you want to hit the Clinch one day.We can meet up and trade stories.