i asked for some info on this a couple three weeks back and am grateful for your responces, but reading more has brought up another question for me.....

how does one keep the rod above the line to lead the leader/tippet along without putting the rod over the fish? the stuff i read leads me to understand that you high-stck your way along without any or at most a foot or two of flyline out, with the leader going straight down from the rod tip (no slack at all)

am i missing a subtle point somewhere? (or even a not so subtle one)

one more cast and i'll leave......well maybe one just one more