Joe explained how I needed to pick out one of the fish that was making the splashy rises and concentrate on placing my fly about a foot above that spot. I picked out a fish and Joe waded along beside me as we got into position.

"We want to be below the fish but not directly below him," Joe explained. "Below and just off to one side is ideal. That will allow you to put your fly above him and you will not have to cast directly over him."