All the above actually. Many of the spots I fish are tricky with lots of hazards. Some places I'd like to swing but can't, others dead drift nymph style,but submerged dead fall prevents it. Many times I am above the pool and cast down stream with enough line out that it drifts. At the end of the drift can be a sweet spot just as the tension starts to affect and steer the fly.
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You got me thinkin' about one of my favorites, so I tied one up to show you. I added the silver wrap and used jungle cock soft hackles instead of grizzly. I like the color effect of this hackle better. I took many a brookie with this simple pattern.