Prime lies provide fish the best habitat by providing protection, food, and rest. Prime lies become homes for the largest and the most dominant fish. This habitat is typically created by an undercut bank
with overhanging vegetation downstream from a food producing riffle. The overhead canopy shelters the fish from predation and the currents friction against the undercut bank and bottom rubble provides a cushion of relief out of the streams force. A current seam is created inside this lie where riffle food is deposited.
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