06-05-2009, 11:49 AM
Instead of buying all clousers you could mix it up little with some different sizes, colors and patterns to have a little more variety. Something like:
All Chartreuse or Chartreuse over White Clouser, size 2
Black Bead Head Wooly Bugger size 6
Crayfish imitation size 6 (if you can't find one, a Brown over Orange Clouser size 2 or Brown/Orange Wooly Bugger size 6)
Bead Head or Conehead Marabou Muddler (or other sculpin imitation in brown) size 6 or 4
Unweighted bright streamer like a white marabou muddler size 6 for swinging in current in shallower spots or top of the water column.
A top water pattern like a Gurgler, Sneaky Pete or popper that you can chug along the surface.
Btw, Clousers and woolly buggers are pretty easy to tie and use inexpensive materials that can be used for a lot of bass patterns. It MIGHT make sense to learn to tie a few-- though fly tying is a slippery slope as far as "saving money"...