Floated the Ark yesterday...I have no pics, but it was one of the most rewarding days I have had on a raft. I learned many small techniques that I haven't thought about before,
1. Keeping the fly on the water as much as possible, and just lifting the line to readjust a drift. Not only does it save your shoulder on an all day float, but more fish see the flies.
2. Even through rapids, fishing all the pocket water possible.
3. Along the same lines, for most of the time, work with a small amount of line, its easier to control.
All these ideas seem like common sense, but I got in the habit of trying to cast to every good spot I saw, and ignoring the steep water, and making 60 foot casts for no reason. When I changed up the game plan, my productivity drastically increased!
Thanks Matt for taking me along for the ride!