I buy this fly most summers for rainbow trout in UK reservoirs, on days where some fishermen struggle to catch their limit of two, I would catch and release a dozen or more. This fly will take a beating and continue to catch fish, great if stripping in 4-6 feet of water.
These flies were purchased for fishing rainbow trout in small lakes in the north of England next month. When I return in late September I would also be trying them on the fall salmon and rainbow runs. So far all I can say is "they look great"