You don't have to get out your Atlas & Gazetter and explore hundreds of miles of shoreline to "discover secret honey-hole" beaches. I will probably get "flamed" for disclosing the method to "find" these beaches. But here goes! It is "shadow boating". It is different from "shadow casting" as used by Brad Pitt in the "movie". My fishing buddy Steve Rohrbach and I used this method last week. However, it is not infalible so beware! Anyway, we saw a gal fly fishing in a C-Dory boat appropriately called "C-run". She was an excellent caster(nice "tight loops") and obviously knew the saltwater "game". She said that she had caught a couple of sea-run cutthroat inside the kelp beds. We had been shunked but we were too "macho to fess" up. We kept an "eye" on her for 15-20 minutes but it became obvious that we were not going to "score any secret honey-hole" beaches by following her around. A couple hours later we had just finished a "cat & mouse game" casting to large coho chasing baitfish on the surface. About that time "C-run" gal saw us and motors over for conversation. It turns out that she had been watching where we had been fishing. We again were too "macho to fess" up that we had been watching her. Below are strategies for "shadow boating": SHADOWEE 1. Binoculars. When you see the other flyfisher also looking at you through binoculars, you know that you have been "busted" . 2. Keep a safe distance away(1/4 to 1/2 mile) so that they cannot see that you are "using" binoculars as part of your fishing strategy:hmmm: . 3. Enter into your GPS all spots that they fish at. Sell these locations on WFF so that you can buy a bigger boat . SHADOWOR 1. If you are having trouble with "shadowee's", don't whine about it on WFF ! Just buy a faster boat:ray1: ! 2 If you know that a "shadowee" is following you, fish silty/sandy bays that are barren of fish and smugly pratice your casting . After fishing 2 or 3 of these type spots, they will think that you are a "newbie" . 3. Write down the "shadowee's" boat number and send a bogus poaching violation report to WDFW that they were "bonking" sea-run cutthroat . Roger PS: Seriously, if you read this "C-run" gal, Steve and I enjoyed talking to you!