I'm strong on the side of Clouser (or at least I was until 2 months ago) I love the way Clouser's fish, they're fairly simple to tie, and Bob Clouser is from about an hour outside of where I grew up. That said I was on a trip last Fall in on an NC Trout stream with my leader tangled in a tree when I noticed in that same tree hung up a flashy fly tied exclusively out of artificial plastics. It looked like it fell off my Christmas tree after the great tinsel debacle of `09. Being the good guy that I am when people are watching I plucked it out. The hook was sharp and it didn't seem to have to much wear on it so I tossed it in my box.
Flash (no pun intended) forward 2 months ago. I was fishing for bluegill on a neighborhood pond when I hung my fly on some brush underwater. Having to break it off I realized my fly box was at the house. At the bottom of my bag was this Kreelex I found in NC. Because I'm lazy and didn't want to walk back I tied it on and 5 casts later caught the largest Large Mouth Bass I ever reeled in. 20" Hog on a 5 weight rod. Went home and tied several Kreelex after that.