For river fishing, the best presentation method is to cast slightly upstream and across from where the calm waters are. If you are using a spinner, your knowledge of how that spinner moves will help you determine the best speed. If you are using bait, just cast, reel back slightly to get the bait in place then wait for the trout to bite.

While using a spinner, keep in mind that trout may trail a spinner downstream quite a ways. If you are well camouflaged, the trout could practically swim right up to you if it is interested in your spinner. If you keep a consistent movement, you will minimize the chances of the trout giving up on your spinner. Many anglers make the mistake of just giving up once the spinner is close to them. You dressed the part of a trout fisherman for a reason!

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