I have one pattern that I make in 3 different colors, and these are in order that I use first to last olive,black and brown. All tied from 16- 24. Yes I have red, cream etc. as well as paterns as small as 32( just to see if I can) But day in and day out I'll start with an olive 18 and probaly wont change all day until it tears up,which is good or I loose it to a fish.I hope I didnt take up someone elses space but this game isnt as hard as it sounds. Keep it simple and show that fish your fly as many times as you can, He'll take.