I'd keep my rod in one hand, 9mm in the other, and tell them to move along. In all honesty- I'd stay there- I was there first.
Now I have a question for you all…If that were a salmon or steelhead river, y'all would be totally pissed if someone parked in the best run and didn't move to yield the spot to the next person.But I'm not leaving a producing area of water because someone else has in my opinion a false sense of entitlement.
That's the way it's supposed to work. Sometimes you have to remind the guy who comes in behind you of the system. If they refuse to cooperate, just ask them what kind of rig they drive, and head back toward the parking area.Swing and step,take you time and fish the run top to bottom. If you want to fish it again take your spot behind the other guys and pull fish out behind them(I love doing that)
This is ideal, but i haven't run into anybody round here that understands rotating works for everyone. The other day i was swinging on the river with no one in sight, made it about 3/4 of the way through the run, and two guys come down and lowhole me about 40 feet away. And this probably a 100 yard run. I had to say something. If it's crowded, i understand a bit more, but when no one else is there? They didn't even speak, just jumped in below me. When I told them they're standing where i'm fishing they just moved further down past the run instead of getting behind me for a rotation. You can still rotate if you're nymphing rather than swinging. It can never hurt to ask the guy you're about to jump in front of if he minds. I'm always happy to move along if i had a good chance at the run or i 've already pulled a fish out.Swing and step,take you time and fish the run top to bottom. If you want to fish it again take your spot behind the other guys and pull fish out behind them(I love doing that)