**PLAY DEAD **
Dead-drifting is standard operating procedure when fishing nymphs, but remarkably few anglers make the leap to streamers. A pity, because the method is deadly if executed with the right kind of fly, one that sports lots of supple, undulating material-marabou, soft hackle, or rabbit fur. Cast across and upstream of the holding water, and let the streamer sink and drift down naturally with the current. The trick here is keeping the line just taut enough to detect a hit, but not so tight that you influence the movement of the fly.