Upstream casts with a float are as simple as down and across casts with conventional techniques. All you need to do is flip the float upstream and begin reeling in line as it moves downstream toward you. Your float and lure glide in a natural drift just above the snaggy bottom – hang-ups will not be a problem.
Stream hydraulics will keep your lure bobbing along in a perfect line, in the heart of the lie. When a strike comes, even if it’s the subtle mouthing of a lethargic cold water steelhead, a delicately balanced float will instantly alert you. Fish on. It’s as easy as that.