Before fist fights start over this thread I've got to tell you a story.
I knew a guy in Syracuse, which is where I'm from, who was part owner of a fly shop, Now this guy had a degree in food science from Cornell. His first job out of college was going around the wineries in the Finger Lakes testing the wines. He gave that up to be a trout bum. His girlfriend was taking a PhD at Cornell in ichthyology. Her paper was on tumors in brown bullheads. She could not ever figure out why there was any difference in fishing for trout and bullheads. Things didn't work out for them.
Point being I never knock the way another man fishes or what he fishes for as long as it isn't environmentally damaging and within the rules.
Tell you another story. Back in the early 70's a guy wrote an article for Sports Afield about how to catch big trout. In the story he revealed every bait fishing technique of which I was aware and I knew most of them. His own favorite method was to go out at the crack of dawn with a Countdown Rapala. He'd find a spot where the the stream narrowed creating a heavy current. He'd fish where the current broke into a pool. He'd throw the Rapala straight upstream and crank it down a little faster than the current would push it. Said it was murder on big trout. He mentioned it was his favorite way to fish the Battenkill. A couple of years later I was fishing the Battenkill for the first time in my life when here comes a couple of guys in a canoe. When they got opposite me they asked if I wanted some Rapalas. They'd been picking them off trees and they didn't fish. Later I heard the locals called it the Rapala Hatch. The writer of that story became the editor of Fly Fisherman magazine.
The reason I bring this up is a few years later Fly Fisherman had an article on streamer fishing. The author said the deadliest way to fish a streamer, and his favorite streamer was a Wooly Bugger, was to throw the Bugger straight upstream, stick the rod tip into the bottom and strip straight own stream. I've never tried it but I might with a mono rig.
Leonard Wright wrote Fishing the Dry Fly as a Living Insect". He developed his "sudden inch" technique because he hated nymph fishing. The sudden inchwould raise trout when no hatch was on. His problem with nymph fishing was the concentration required to be good at upstream nymphing.
There is a lot of ways to catch a trout. Because one or the other is not to your taste, it doesn't make it wrong.