DocStash says they call this combination, a fly with a bead "a Nasty Jack". Klickitat fish are known to like beads, especially when all the fall chinook come in a little later, a especially if you doctor up the beads with the secret combination of nail polish colors.
I'm beginning to think that swinging just doesn't work on the Klickitat. Casting a nymphing set up with my spey rod works great. I just tie 10 lb. Maxima directly to the Compact Skagit head. It's so non-stylish. Sometimes I wonder why I just don't get a spinning reel and sliding floats from Walmart to fish these deep slots this way. Thing-a-ma-bobbers are like a gateway drug. Next step -- florescent pink shrimp.
I knew something good was going to happen at new favorite run on the lower Klickitat early Sunday morning. A fish rolled opposite of me as I started down the run. I probably should have swung through it first because thirty feet farther a fish bumped my waking bobber, then tapped the jig a second later. It looked like there was more than one aggressive fish in the run. Then another thirty feet farther down, the bobber went down. Felt like I had a fish on, but lost it. But as I reeled in a little line, I could see that the line wasn't straightening out downstream. I started reeling hard and the downstream bend in the line keep on coming towards me. When the line finally came tight, the fish was right next to me and launched into the air. This is another way indicator fishing is different from swinging. Usually when swinging, there is little doubt when a fish hits, unless it is real muddy. The hit is hard and hookup definite.