1. Put Some Back Into It
Point the bow downstream and row backward, says Ben Scribner, owner of Flycraft USA. "My oars are always in the water, and I'm constantly applying pressure against the current, which stabilizes the boat." A stable casting platform is the first step in helping your casters make the best presentations, but you also need to be constantly looking at what's ahead downstream of your position, reading the water and anticipating where the boat needs to be. "I try to give my anglers a downstream reach cast at a 45-degree angle. It gives them longer drifts, and a better angle for a hookset," Scribner says.