Very true and I still peg the bead if fishing in Alaska for rainbows or dollies - those greedy bastards chow down on beads like nothing I've ever seen. But in 27 years (damn, I'm getting old) of fishing for steelhead in and around the Salmon River I can only recall one time when I hooked a fish deeply, and that was on an egg sac a long time ago. I don't bead fish anywhere else, I'm otherwise basically a dry fly snob when it comes to trout fishing. Your mileage may vary.
Yeah. They sure are glutins up here.
I don't think fish on the SR have quite the appetite they do here since they basically only have a small window to really chow down and get fat.
The only dry flies I fish up here are mouse patterns.