Originally Posted by Joe D
I think if you want fly fish, and you want to catch something, you will fish the flies that are the most effective for the situation. If catching isn't as important to you as the method employed, then you'll fish the way you most enjoy and take pleasure in whatever results you have. And that's OK too.
That's a ncie way to put it. I always go for dry flies first, but if nothing's biting, and I know they're in there then once I learn the water I'll throw some nymphs in and see what happens. that's just me, though, I'm far from experienced!