Welcome. I LOVE fishing for smallies with a flyrod. When June rolls around, I find myself wet wading all the streams that I was fishing for stocked trout just a couple months earlier. Smallies are THE wild fish of SW PA. I mainly fish the lower Yough -- only 30 minutes from my house -- Slippery Rock and Neshannock. I don't tie my own bugs and flies and since they're usually made out of foam, cork, lead, bucktail and marabou, they are very durable and last a long time.
My smallie patterns are few. They are: skipping minnow, assorted Gaines cork poppers, foam poppers and rubber ants, assorted sizes and various colors and sizes of Clousers and wooly buggers, foam crayfish imitations (FFP versions which are killers). I also carry an assortment of white millers in August for the white fly hatch -- PRIMO time to be on a stream for smallies. Since most of the waters I fish -- with the exception of the Yough -- are relatively shallow I almost always use a floating line. I generally fish a 6 weight, unless the waters are very low, then I'll basically use trout size flies on my 5 weight. I know I just threw a bunch of general info at you. Stuff you may have already known. If you have any specific questions, I might be able to help. Feel free to PM me.