Re: Guidance please
you ever see a guy wading or floating and notice where a large percentage of casts are made?.... to shore. Look for turns and meanders that affect the flow of the river, and fish places where the fish can hide for an easy ambush on passing prey. Look for the obvious v-shaped pattern on the top of the water indicating an underwater obstruction. you want to send at least 10 casts to each current break, hitting it from every angle possible. Most of my fish are caught hiding within 10ft of the shore.
Dont let the lack of waders deter you from getting in the river. I wet wade July-September, last year into October. I only bust out the waders when I get cold. A good shower will wash off even the Fox residue, pretend you're 13 again. It's not like you cant cast clear across the river anyway, the advantage of wading is being able to manipulate the angles and actually make a decent cast without snagging an overhanging tree.
Even a fish would stay out of trouble if he kept his mouth shut.