Often when you approach a pool on a high gradient trout stream when the water level is low it is difficult to discern the best feeding station in the lower part of the pool because the in-stream boulders block your view. It is important to locate this because often the largest trout in the pool feeds here. The easiest way to locate these is while you are well below the pool carefully study how the main current leaves the pool above. Frequently it will percolate out beneath the boulderrs on the lip of the pool. About a foot above this flow is where your big trout will be.
Listen to Harry Murray discuss the details of reading the water to improve your Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing success.
Reading the water correctly enabled Harry Murray to catch this nice smallmouth.