Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Vancouver Island
I carry all sizes of intruders and just normal steelhead flies (wets, speys, and soon Dees). I usually start with something I have confidence in or choose a fly just to please myself. But if I do decide to change, 95% of the time I go smaller and switch from dark to light (or vice-versa).
I just don't run into enough steelhead these days to test theories. So I please myself. My fishing partner is much more skilled than I am .... and I'm confident that does make a difference. He just gets more fish because he knows how to work a run.
"There will always be days when the fishing is better than ones most optimistic forecast, others when it is far worse. *Either is a gain over just staying home."