Re: Stocked trout question ;)
I fished #10 wooly buggers on 3x this winter, and had great success with lake trout. I'd always used 4x for this size, but decided to try something new.
One reason was the trout were holding close to cover right along the bank,
and I got tired of loosing flies to the bushes. Having said that, 3x can be pretty tough to break off if the fly gets hopelessly wrapped around a branch.
6x sounds crazy for a bugger pattern, but some people swear trout can't
be caught on anything larger. These people are usually the ones that swear
anything larger than a #28 chironomid will not fool a "smart" trout...LOL!