New to Smallies with an Empty Fly Box...
I recently purchased my first fly fishing outfit, mainly to target smallmouth and largemouth as well. I have always fished for largemouth's, but I have seen the light and I'm ready to put the bait caster down and go after smallies with a fly rod.
So I've got the rod and reel, but my fly box is empty. From previous threads and posts on this forum, it seems that wooly buggers are essential, especially until topwater action takes off. But that is about the extent of my smallmouth knowledge.
So I'm just wondering what you guys would recommend that I must have in my fly box? What is your favorite fly to tie on in search of those golden beauties?