I like to bring a wide variety of flies because at times I like to go a completely different route than the traditionalists. Matching the hatch can be fun and is obviously productive at times, but sometimes tying a #28 on 8x tippet gets old. That is when I switch to something outrageous. Last year I was catching large numbers of trout on California's Hot Creek (a heavily fished C&R spring creek) and they were taking bass poppers!!!