You see that? That’s what we call the bubble line, those little specks of white that float on the surface downstream of a riffle. It’s where we look for feeding trout in Father’s Day Creek, and just about everywhere else. Sometimes you’re casting to flat water, a place in the river that looks almost still, like a pond. That’s tough fishing. In other places, where the riffles are choppy and fast-moving, the trout don’t have as much time to think about what’s floating on the surface, and so your odds of getting a trout to take your fly go up considerably. And then there are these soft, in-between places with bubble lines. They are probably my favorite water to fish — and with a downstream cast of a big dry fly, if possible. 

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