8. When the hatch starts, it may be difficult to see the rises. If you’re floating the river, pull over and get out while taking a close look upstream along the bank. This means you're looking, not fishing! Trout feeding on Blue-Wings tend to rise subtly and rhythmically, so you should look closely for snouts and fins breaking the water surface.
9. Move slowly and get as close as you can while wade fishing. This will greatly improve on your presentation and drift.
10. When trout are picky don't waste a lot of time on a single target. Find the fish that may get overlooked. These guys will be holding right off the bank or next to some obstruction.
11. If the BWOs are particularly large, an Adams can be a good bet.
12. Try to target individual trout in the back of the pack. If you spook these fish by lining them you will probably spook the pod. Hang in there for a while; the fish may start feeding again a bit further in front of you.
13. Use a slip strike, down and slightly to the side when setting the hook. After the fish is hooked, try to steer it away from the other rising trout.
14. Try to get in a position where you are slightly off to the side of rising fish. When you cast accurately at an angle, your line and leader will naturally be to the side of the fish and not over it. If you’re approaching downstream you also want to be off to the side.
15. If nothing is working try something weird or outlandish…..nothing ventured, nothing gained!