Prior to Kelly Galloup purchasing the Slide Inn on the Madison River, I stayed for two weeks and explored the area.
Galloup's streamer video shows 30ft casts and a short number of strips, many other methods are available.
Some very nice larger water is a short drive from his shop.
Rich Strolis author of Catching Shaddows and Blog with same name,,,, specializes in very large streamers for trout,,, he casts upstream against the bank and very quickly strips double overhand with the rod under his arm. A large predator expects prey to move away as quickly as possible,,, downstream,,, not dead drift down and across or pulsing upstream with traditional retrieves.
A few years ago, I did a seminar with Rich on the river with casting larger flies,,, Rich prefers a 8wt SH rod, he fishes mainly out of a drift boat,,,, after I did a demo with my 11'9" rod,,, two students went back to the fly shop and purchased Switch rods.
Integrated head lines for streamers and pocket water without loop-to-loop,,,, RIO
Switch Chucker, Airflo Streamer Switch, Wulff Ambush. We use these lines to strip the large streamers close to the rod tip,,,, amazing how many larger trout will follow right up to your rod tip and then turn away quickly.