Action action action, as John said keep the fly moving be it jiggers or jerking it by hand, faster speeds help enhance the action 3.0 – 3.5 mph. I find in the spring any smelt imitation works. Also have good luck with bright color flies with a lot of action.
thanks, im really looking forward to improving this style of fishing, ive noticed the jigging board works even better if you keep pulling the planer line in small bumps. been tying all these flies for years, should really start fishing them