I spend probably 90% of my fishing time for smallmouths (poor man's Maine steelhead :-) ). Compared to pretty much everyone else who posts here, I'm a hack at the vise, and I tend to keep my fly selection really limited.
As often as I can, I'm throwing the top one, a waker I call the Flying Circus. I have posted previous versions here before, but I'm a constant tinkerer, and this is the latest iteration. The next one down is one I fish just because I like to tie it; I call it the Highland Hammer. Most of the credit for that one goes to Steve Byrd. It's a variant of his Brahma Hen Muddler. The last one is just yer basic rabbit strip / wool head sculpin with pheasant rump pectoral fins. I don't fish it too much anymore, as I have developed a "thing" for more classic-inspired stuff, but when I absolutley, positively, just have to put a fish in the net under tough conditions, the Montana Hammer is reliable.
"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing"
- Duke Ellington