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11. Should I move upstream or down in small streams (11 of 15)

Should I move upstream or down in small streams. Why working upstream is the best tactic in most small trout streams.

Video Transcript:

People always ask me, "Should I be fishing upstream or downstream?" Well, in a small stream you don't have a lot of options. The trout are facing upstream, so if you approach them from upstream there's a better chance they're gonna see you and spook so you have to stay quite away from them and make long casts. I can't really swing a wet fly downstream because the stream is too narrow. I don't get any swing.
So what I can do is I can throw a dry fly with a lot of slack or I could hang a little streamer down there and twitch it back up to me, but you're really better off working upstream in these tiny streams.