Really the only time I ever fished beads in the lower 48 was a December day on the Methow. After a few days of swinging to no avail, I succumbed to my desires to touch a fish. That day, you couldn't have convinced me there was any more effective way to fish. 14 years later, I still feel guilty!I understand why people fish beads, they work.
What I don’t get is why they do it with fly rods. It’s got to be the least effective way to run them.