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I have had moderate success swinging long runs of slower/froggy water this winter. My local waters are getting super low... I haven't had any luck fishing the faster shallow parts of the river. I know the fish are in the fast water because I will see the gear guys catch one here and there.

I was thinking of swinging my smaller summer flies with a floating/intermediate through these areas but there isn't much of a swingable lane for my fly.

Does anybody have any recommendations and or books they could point me towards? Just trying to get an idea of if/how to spey the fast shallow water during the winter.

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Benjamin
 

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How deep is the water and what temp. Is it? Are the gear guys backtrolling or drifting eggs when they get one here and there?

You might consider a floating intermediate or FIST head and an intermediate light MOW tip with or very light sinking tip to try to slow the swing down. A floating leader and lightly weighted fly might also swing deep and slow enough to get some attention depending on the run structure and depth... if you don't have to swing to keep happy try czech nymphing with an agent orange or onyx.
 

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I'd Czech your swing at the door...

My intermediate Skagit plus a short sink tip works ok in getting the swing I want, but I've never had success with it in that type of water. Then again, there are plenty of folks here with far more fish under their belt than me.
 

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How deep is the water and what temp. Is it? Are the gear guys backtrolling or drifting eggs when they get one here and there?

You might consider a floating intermediate or FIST head and an intermediate light MOW tip with or very light sinking tip to try to slow the swing down. A floating leader and lightly weighted fly might also swing deep and slow enough to get some attention depending on the run structure and depth... if you don't have to swing to keep happy try chech nymphing with an agent orange or onyx.
The whole with the fish is 1.5 - 2 feet but the water between me and the hole varies 6in - 2ft. In the fast water the holes are fairly short, maybe 10ft long. The gear guys appeared to be using jigs under a bobber, but the end was only about 18in at most.
 

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If you are that shallow, use a floating line get positioned far enough upstream that you can get a slow swing through the hole with the fly about 6"-12" deep. Light intermediate MOW tip 5' with 5' sink might help dial in the depth depending on the fly you use. Perhaps an unweighted hobo spey?
 

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If you are that shallow, use a floating line get positioned far enough upstream that you can get a slow swing through the hole with the fly about 6"-12" deep. Light intermediate MOW tip 5' with 5' sink might help dial in the depth depending on the fly you use. Perhaps an unweighted hobo spey?
Great or a 75/25 Imow or 10 ft t3. I case u don't want to buy the Imows

OR T3
 
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