I see glowing reports on the Big Darby all the time and finally got out there for the first time in 7-8 years and for the first time to spend 1/2 a day just fishing. Disclaimer: NOT LOOKING FOR SPECIFIC SPOTS Found the river to be somewhat different than the Scioto and Olentangy...my usual haunts this season. The areas I fish on the Tangy and Sci tend to have larger boulders and the shores are for the most part rock lined with very few places with flat, sandy or gravel bottom. I was wondering, in general do the Darby Smallies tend to stick close to shore or are they found in the bigger, slow moving pools? The riffles I located were so shallow and most very narrow so I doubt the Smallies could hang in them. I was fly fishing, generaly I use a rivers flow to drift offering through likely areas but if the Smallies are located in those pools then spinning would probably be a better option for the BD. Also, that river is LOADED with Chubs....tons of 'em!