The thing that makes all the difference for me is how a certain fly will make me feel. A fly that offers me an added touch of confidence and might be the difference between success and failure.
Do you rise up as royalty when you tie on a big and beautiful Green Highlander? I do. Some days I choose a fly that makes me feel good and the only change I will make all day is to a different size of the same fly. Often when 7pm rolls around I open my fly box and automatically put on a Black Dose. It is just that way sometimes.
I just have a feeling about this pattern, and I'm going to give it a real work out the end of the month on Matapedia. Maybe it will catch the largest salmon as well as trout.