Tried-and-true tactics for catching stillwater fish on the fly
#1 USE A BOAT
From time to time, you’ll happen upon a spot with good fly fishing from shore, but that’s the exception. Stillwater fish move around more than river fish, and you usually need a boat to find them. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, though. You can fly fish from any vessel, paddled or powered, that’s stable and safe for the waterbody at hand. You need to make a few adjustments when fly fishing from a boat, but nothing very difficult (follow the link below for more on this). Boats also make it easy to follow the first rule of lake fishing: If you’re not catching fish, change your location, not your fly.