Here are some flies that I make sure that are always available in my fly box for warm water fishing. As you can see I started with some popper production.
Then I started the job of painting them and then finished them off with a little fox for the tail and then wrapped some hackle. You should always have some yellow, olive, chartruese and black when you are going for smallies. I am trying red this year too. Will have to see how they all work.
Then I moved on to replentishing my clouser patterns. They are always fun to tie. I am trying a couple of the clousers with rabbit strips. I am really anxious to see how they work. I like to have at least the gray/white, chartruese/white, and fire tiger (green/yellow/orange) in my box. I added a few extra colors with the white/red/white, and brown/orange.
Never leave home without a few crayfish patterns.
This year, I added a few Hammer Head Croakers. These subsurface frog flies have produced well for me when chasing large mouths and catfish. I want to see how the smallies react to them this year.