Re: bass flies
Everyone here has thrown out some great patterns and they all know what they are talking about. Clousers, Decievers, Buggers are all great and pretty basic to tie. Also being close to the coast don't forget to check out some saltwater patterns that guys may be using on stripers off the beach. Most of those make top notch bass patterns. And last but not least experiment. Bass love big ugly flies with life like movement. Dark patterns for evening and early morning, Bright colors for day time fishing. Good luck.