Originally Posted by MadisonBoats
I could not imagine fly fishing with 2-3 patterns and find that stimulating.
To each their own.
I used to wear an Orvis Super Tackle Pack that every pocket was loaded with different fly boxes with all sorts of stuff I would use, with varying success. I have caught fish in the Clinch on Yellow Humpies to Bitch Creek's.
However, when I go to the river now, and for the past 10 years or so, I have one goal in mind. Catching the most quality fish I can, period. And after 20+ years I have found a handful of patterns that I personally have the most success with in achieving my goals.
We all have different things that make for an enjoyable outing. None are wrong as long as they don't interfere with others.
Fish what and how makes you happy, and forget the rest.