River Right or Left Who Really Decides?

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by James Waggoner, Dec 29, 2013.

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What direction of river do you find yourself most of the time?

River Right (by preference) 6 vote(s) 15.8%
River Right (for other reasons) 3 vote(s) 7.9%
River Left (by preference) 4 vote(s) 10.5%
River Left (for other reasons) 4 vote(s) 10.5%
About Even 21 vote(s) 55.3%
  1. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    I cast equally poorly from any bank so I never give it much thought
  2. freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Edgewood, WA
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    For spey cast and swinging flies, I suck so bad at casting it hardly matters...."snap t this, double spey that"... showoff's. That said, given the choice, I prefer the water flowing from my right side facing the river.
  3. sopflyfisher Active Member

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    Where the fish are located
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    no preference really. i choose the side i think will give me the best presentation. really like single Spey from river left if i had to choose. i also like moderate sized semi classic post modern impressionistic flies and am an aquarius. i do think there may be a discussion here but for me the question is . do i high bank it or shallow bar side it.
  4. PT Physhicist

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    Edmonds, WA
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    Do you want to catch fish or practice casting?
  5. Irafly Active Member

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    Everett, Washington, USA.
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    I tend to the Left in more ways than one.
  6. sopflyfisher Active Member

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    Where the fish are located
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    catch fish.