Re: Side-drifting Chetco style (Online Seminar)
"I'll fling a line upstream behind the boat after my customers cast and then sit on the rod butt and leave it. Don't take time adjusting your line, because you will mess up the lines in front. Occasionally while dragging a bait on your rod you will nail a fish."
The first rod casted gets handed to me and then I sit on it as well. Then the guys up front proceed as usual. You are right about messing around with it, it will ruin the drift for your dudes. And I will say that when you do get bit and aren't paying attention to your rig, the rod will start bucking under your butt and will probably startle the hell out of you! I have landed plenty of fish this way....
What's a steelhead?