A few months ago I fished the lower Descheuetes (LD)with a few folks over 4 days for our annual visit to the Church of the almighty Steelhead camp. During that time we had an interesting conversation in regards to thin/sparse fly's vs. the traditional thick flys. Everyone agreed, on the LD, "thin" was a much better choice. However, many felt that on other rivers, such as our SKY here in WA, a thicker pattern, such as bunny leach was better. I don't agree! Seems to me that steelies have the mentality that "less is more" and are willing to strike more frequently as a result! Is it me or are most fly's now as sophoisticated as they have become, being tied more for viewing rather than landing a winter steelie. THIN IS IN!!! Thoughts?