RE: worm fly technique
I use small strips, but use the rod under the arm technique and try to make the worm swim as steadily as possible...not jerky. I fish the small worm flies (I only use one dropper to keep things simple), and if you look at the little worms swimming, they moter-vate like little torpedoes. The big worms have more an undulating action and will swim in small circles. I prefer to fish the small worm flies because I can mimic the action of the small worms. Don't be deterred by the size of the fly...after dark, I have caught keeper size bass on 1 inch flies.