I generally hightick all of the smaller streams I fish. its my method. here's a primer. High Sticking Put on a fairly long leader 8 to 9 feet in length, with a terminal diameter of 2, 3 or 4X. Remember to size the leader to your fly. Tie your fly on with a Duncan loop. You want to use a Duncan loop so that the fly will have good movement in the water. Find some broken water. You're looking for boulders, logs, outcroppings and fairly fast water. The eddies behind these stream features often create the much sought after prime lie, or pocket. Depth for protection from birds, shelter from the current and a steady supply of food. Now get as close as you can (remaining downstream and to the side) and drop that fly as far above the pocket as you can without missing the pocket. Drift your fly through the pocket, raising your arm as the fly comes downstream and dropping your arm as the fly drifts below you. If you're working with more than 10 to 15 feet of line outside your tip-top you've got to much line out. Try to keep all of your line off the water. Now pick your line up and do it again and again and again. Try different angles and depths. I try to drift a pocket at least five times. Don't forget to hang on, when they hit they hit hard.