› Want to fish a deep, slow hole with classic wets? No problem. Go short-line deep. If you’ve done any short-line nymphing, you’ve already got a head start. This isn’t about covering vast expanses of river. Instead, you’re using a rod’s length or less of fly line. After making an upstream cast, raise your rod tip, making sure your fly line is off the water (1). Track the flies at the speed of the current with your rod tip (2). If you have a taker, your leader will come tight. Purists may howl, but in faster, deeper water, I’ll affix a BB shot to the leader just above the knot that forms the middle dropper. This gives me one fly on the bottom, and two riding above.