There are no "secret" flies
Right on, mjyp. Every time someone comes up with a "secret" pattern which works unfailingly, IT FLOPS! Yeah, it may work well for a trip, maybe two, or a whole season at most. But fish are fickle, and next trip or season, best case, another "secret" pattern is required.
Me? I have no secret patterns - just a reliable mix of the usual patterns that work most of the time. And most guys that have secret patterns will look in the next guy's fly box and wonder how his "secret" pattern got stolen and improved on!:hehe: :hehe: