Re: most productive trout patterns
I'm a dry fly guy, but I have to admit that the most consistent fly in my box regardless of time of year or species of trout is the #8 brown BH simi seal leech. It's not the sexiest, or the most fun, and you may not catch a lot of bigguns, but you WILL get bit when nothing else gets a look.
"Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn." ~Chuck Clark