Fishing pocket water on a hot summer day is big fun! Being in the water, wet, cool, and hooked up is about as much fun as an angler can have. If you are just learning to Euro style nymph, this tip is critical but it can be applied to all nymphing.
Even when using indictors, try to set your flies down first and let your indicator flutter down over the top of your nymphs.
Keeping unnecessary leader and line out of the swirls and undertows is critical for control and proper presentation.