6. Targeting Steelhead Around Boulders Effectively (6 of 15)
Imagine. You’re driving up an unknown steelhead river and the rain is coming down in sheets. The sky is dark and the bottom is hidden from view. The rivers looking mighty swollen and distinct runs are morphing into featureless off-color glides. But there in trough is a boulder in the most perfect spot.
Boulders offer obvious current breaks for steelhead. Often times they allow steelhead access to water that otherwise would be too quick. It allows those fish to sit in good cover, often mid river while they comfortably rest.
So how do we present a fly effectively around boulders?