When I started to fish with it, what struck me, was not only did the crest give this little baitfish pattern a livelier action, but as the fly came to rest in the retrieve, the Flashabou topping would reflect the iridescent flash just as a natural baitfish would. Nice! I had known for some time that there are millions of whitefish fry in the lower Stillaguamish – a favorite food source for many predator fish including, Sea-Run Cutthroat.
If I fish early season as well as the salt beaches when the salmon fry are playing, I think the silver bead-head gets the nod. Flash is more silvery like the out-migrating salmon fry, than a yellowish hue of gold bead Whitefish fly.