Minimalism not working? Subtlety not your style? There’s one another way to deal with a bite door, and that’s by kicking it in. The Swingin’ D, the sole articulated fly on this list, was developed by Michigan guide Mike Schultz to swoon, spasm, and swerve. On rivers, I like to fish this fly on an intermediate line and 3 to 5 feet of leader, which allows me to swim the fly close to cover without getting hung up. Simply pause your retrieve and that foam head will float up and away from any obstacle. Still-water anglers should take advantage of a full sinking line to count the fly down to any part of the water column. Be sure and alternate between slow and sharp motions.