Tom: When you fish from a drift boat with another angler, make sure you
coordinate your casts and leave each other plenty of room. Generally, the
oars are the dividing line. The angler in the bow never casts toward the
stern or beyond the oars. And the angler in the stern never casts forward
past the oars. That way you both cover the water more efficiently and
hopefully don't get tangled. The guy in the stern, or the back of the
boat, does not want to throw beyond the oars. Number one, he's going to
get caught on the oars. Number two, he or she is poaching the water of the
person in the front, or the bow.
Molly: When the person in the front, in the bow, casts downstream, and
their boat catches up to the fly, and the fly gets to the oar, then they
pick up and re-cast downstream. And then your two anglers hopefully won't
criss cross their lines.
Tom: Another important thing is that the person in the back yields to the
person in the front because the person in the back can see everything. The
person in the front can't.