It pays to try varied and new presentations of flies

#1
I noticed yesterday when fishing a size 6 Sculpin imitation, that I got a lot more follows and strikes when I did a short repeated quick striping motion , much like the amphipod hop that you read about in Les Johnsons books. I could see that the fly moved much more like a small sculpin, ( in fits and starts).

It was much more effective that just a constant stripping motion

I learned that polychaete worms move very fast in the water and can be stripped in long pulls and then a pause. or can even be dead drifted a little was in fast moving water around a point before stripping them in.
 

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#2
Thanks for sharing that! I knew a little about how sculpin move, but I haven't really fished polychaete worm immitations, and that's good info.
I've fished "Jim Dandies" (aka "snot darts") with varied retrieves and caught fish. I think they represent some kind of marine worm.
Its always good to try something different if what we're doing isn't working. That's how we might learn what is working.