A lot of the spoon takes I get are a simple "tick." Not much more than that. Lots o' tugs but many are just a simple little "tick." I'm with Bellows in that you really need to leave the gear rods at home if you want to figure things out with the fly. I didn't start catching steelhead on the fly until I decided to leave the drift gear at home. They're hard enough to catch without switching tactics out of desperation.