Keep low and stay above the fast water that can snatch your line and drag the fly. Use a dry-and-dropper combination to work the tailout fish. Begin at the near bank and fan casts across to the far side.
Stay just behind the lower lip. Cast quartering upstream, gradually lengthening your casts, working across the lip. Pay special attention to the deadfall.
Comb the band of current from the soft water in front of you to the inside edge of the seam. Don't cast into the current tongue from here; you'll get instant drag on the fly.
Fish the flat all the way out to the seam. Then work to the upper lip, still keeping your fly on the inside edge of the seam. Finally, search each finger of current spilling through the riffle.
Walk the bank to the tail, and wade quietly into position. Stay in the slower water, ideally about one rod's length away from the seam, which will help you minimize drag. Work across the gut from seam to seam.
As you wade to this position, begin covering the far bank by quartering downstream and shaking slack into your cast. It's easier to control drag this way than by casting upstream from lower in the pool. Place your fly as close to the bank as possible.
Continue wading toward the upper lip, working the tongue with quartering-upstream casts, and the far bank with quartering-downstream casts. Finish by searching the outside edge of the rock shoal, the lip, and across the tongue to the edge of the eddy.
- Cross the stream, staying well behind the eddy fish. Use a dry-and-dropper again, concentrating on the bank side of the eddy.