Here's my next question: The other day I fished a slow, deep pool for the first time. On the bottom was a lot of weed growth, some of it pretty high. I wanted to fish a streamer or nymph, but was afraid of getting snagged. The next day I went online to see if I could find weedless streamers or nymphs to buy - I don't tie - but I couldn't.

I've heard about bending my hook up, but wonder if this will make hook-ups very difficult.

Is it possible, therefore, for me to fish on the bottom?