Flies look great, but IMO you are over complicating a very simple game. If you enjoy throwing and fishing lots of different stuff than more power to you, and have at it. But if you like to keep things simple, you can go to any smallmouth water in this state with 2 flies and catch as many fish as you wish.
Some folks like to experiment, and that is their PR, for me I want simplicity and ease.
Good luck and post some pics when you get back.