Here’s another tip Deeter shares from the Little Red Book of Fly Fishing

Having fished with him enough, I’ve learned that Deeter often describes fly fishing tricks in ultra-simple, Yogi Berra-esque ways… commentary that would be considered plain stupid, if not for the fact that he’s right, and the lesson would be 10 times more complicated if explained any other way.

For example: He says, “The secret to spotting trout in a river is knowing where to look.”

Indeed, you don’t want to scan the whole river… you want to focus on specific trout-friendly spots. And one of the most obvious, yet often overlooked, trout holding havens is that “pillow” right in front of a rock. Sure, trout love the currents and seams downstream from rocks, but you also often find big trout riding the wave in front of a boulder. Look on the upstream side of a rock, and you’ll often find a player.

Check out this video, and you’ll see what I mean…