I crack myself up sometimes. Anyways, I got hooked on spoon fishing earlier this year after hooking back to back brats 1st and 2nd casts with a spoon. I've been trying to repeat that with little success. Here's my question, say you're fishing a medium walking pace paced run of about 6-8 ft depth. I'm just having trouble feeling the spoon until it is roughly 60 degrees downstream. Then it's starts pulsing. I usually cast out, maybe slightly upstream, and then free spool slowly trying to build a good belly in the line. Then about 30-35 degrees down it starts pulsing maybe ticks the bottom so I take in a little line to get it up off the bottom. I know the strike zone isn't till the swing, but just seems like there is alot of dead time trying to get the spoon down/getting in pulsing during the first part of the drift??? Does this make sense?? Just trying to figure out what i'm doing wrong or if that's just how it is?? Can't find my herzog book lately.