As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been doing some experimenting to test out my theory that the motion of a fly, rather than its color or pattern, matters most to fish. Previously, I successfully caught trout using a bright pink and white clouser minnow fly.
A few days ago, I tied up a size 8 bead head pink salmon fly that did well for me during the last pink salmon run in Washington. I trolled it using an intermediate line and caught several trout in short order!
I am getting more confident about my theory.