I think the secret is not the first fly, but the trailer. I like a big leech or woolly bugger up front, perhaps a care special, and then trail a much smaller wet fly or nymph in the back. Most people will troll very slowly, but don't forget to try with some speed, as I have hooked many fish that way. You need a good rod holder though, as the takes tend to be vicious.
I was still fishing a dry mayfly imitation today without much luck. It started dumping rain so I headed for the launch just letting my fly trail behind me. Suddenly I couldn't keep the fish off. Who knows why they were all over a waterlogged dry fly trolled at high speed, but I had three to the boat in the time it took to reach the launch.
Streamers probably work best for trolling, but it's always worth experimenting.
I agree with Wayne's recommendation. From my float tube, I usually slow troll some kind of large wet bug up front with a smallish bead-head nymph or emerger trailer. My hit ratio with that set-up is about 60/40 in favor of the trailer. I've also had fairly good success with this rig in trout steams and rivers.
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