I am reading J. Gierach's book "Fishing Small Streams". I am having a hard time trying to understand the amount of fly line to cast a certain length tippet. If I have only a foot of fly line out I can cast a very short leader, but I am very close to my fishing spot. With 6-10 ft of fly line I can cast a longer leader but have a hard time getting the fly to place because of all the low limbs etc. Having trouble with the casts and drifts thanks freddyg