Reverse half 'n half - I was recently up on my regular river and the water was stained and a little higher and faster than it has been. I started out mending to a swing and then dead drifted. I was typically letting my wife fish the pool and I would fish the tail out. It worked on the first cast. Truth be told, I had not thought out how to best work the water before I cast as I was watching my wife's casting.
When it starts to ice I up I will dead drift with a sink tip.
Single malts and a cigar for if I am not driving. One Bass or micro-brew if I am the driver.