I’ve been going fishing for bass with a guide off Brighton. He fishes fly and light spinning lure fishing. So I’ve witnessed some lovely fish come abroad from about 50-60 feet depth of water, on lead-head soft lures. Getting down that deep with a fly is frustrating though. I find that I can consistently snag bottom in about 40 feet of water. However, I’m not able to put much action into the fly. Maybe 3 or 4 strips. It’s because there’s a current so I have to cast up-current and by the time the line’s sunk to the depth of the fish it’s nearly under the boat. Then the current sweeps the line past the boat and down-current and it starts to rise away from the bottom. What’s the maximum depth that people are consistently taking fish at and how are you managing to do it? I’ve been using a salmon full-sinking shooting head that really does sink fast, though the switch rod set-up that I’m using to get it out doesn’t give me the distance I can get with a single-hander and a shorter line. On the other hand the shorter shooting head doesn’t seem to sink so well.