RE:Color my world
The the most thought-provoking part of Kenny's presentation for me was the issue that we look at a fly based on how it looks in reflected light above water. Ken seemed to imply that the most typical situation while fishing is one where the fish is observing the fly in contrast. I agree those shots showng the translucent images of the smaller baits were eye-popping. Now, as the baits get bigger (macks, herring, adult pogies etc) they lose that translucent nature and become more opaque, that might be one of the reasons why as the baits get larger it is more important to match the size & profile instead of the actual coloration.
And then there's whole 'energy' thing........