Okay, I use live bait early in the year then I don't buy it again. I use hardware the rest of the time. I like to start out with a favorite and a couple of others to give them a menue to choose from depeding on the weather and time of day. I will then keep it consistent with what ever hits first. Early am I might use a fly but don't usually use them unless that's the hot lure. I'll give it about 20 minutes draggin' time before I change out some of the menue if I don't get a hit. I'm open to suggestions so lets hear them!