Well I have learned about a small(30 to 40 feet wide, 2 to 8 feet deep) river near home that allegedly teems with smallies in May and June. I have never fished for river smallies on purpose with tackle or a fly rod so I am pretty much in the dark. I have been told that the preferred lures are various Mister Twisters(sounds like Wooly Buggers might be a good starting point). My question is do you try for dead drifts? High stick nymphing? Do you do the downstream swing? Pitch and retrieve? All of the above? What tactics work for you guys?