Re: keep losing flies!
That is a good point to clarify. I used to be of the philosophy of keeping shot very close to my first fly.....mistakenly assuming my flies should be right on the bottom. In actuality - trout prefer to eat "up". ... meaning if you visualize a trout holding on the river bottom.....it makes sense that its more natural (and effortless) for it to simply lift his head up to nail passing items of food than it would be for it to actually eat something off the bottom. Experiment on your own. Also....if you get hung up almost everytime - thats a sign of too much weight...also not a good thing.