RE: Flashy Buggers
I was using one, well a woolly worm version this morning and had a hook up. I have had pretty good luck with buggers tied with a rainbow chenille. It is flashy, almost like an estaz, but not as bulky. I have tied it over olive, white and black hackle.
I tied some up with a silver braid, gray marabou and gray hackle. I put a little rainbow crystal flash in the tail. This fly pretty much looks like a minnow and has been productive. I landed a jack on of these flies this morning.