Re: Upstream or downstream....
My preference is to stand towards one bank and cast across and upstream a little, and let the fly drift past me and downstream until I can't mend any more. I love the small creeks, where you walk the bank to the next hole that might have a few trout. I like to be perpendicular to the trout, cast in front of them and drift. I'm not sure if that is really downstream fishing???? that works fine when I'm fishing small creeks and not really even using the waders. Now, if I have to wade one direction or the other through a larger river, I wade downstream and fish downstream.