Silverside pattern I was using was limited by the length of polar bear, about 4-5" and this is a rare length, very hard to find. I think I got it from a certain visitor from steelhead country. Nothing but the best for the "purist" fly.
The reality is that there is not much in the way of selectivity right now in the smaller and abundant schoolies, and the larger fish are mostly schooled up and migrating and any tasty morsel presented properly will do the trick.
No need to match the hatch this time of year!