The best I've seen it look was at peak flows 2 years ago... way high compared to the video/picture levels. Though SLIGHTLY tempted, there was no way I was really gettin in there... Oh, but wait, to answer SWARDS question.... It gets really tight at the bottom. You run it, making sure your boat is straight. Kinda like the PINCH on Big-Timber but alot harder (the line as a whole).