i believe i did state to do what you think works for you personally.
bo, I have a truly great friend who is a very capable angler. one of those guys who's dream was to fish professionally. the talent, the drive were there. but it's tough to liberate the cash when you have a family.
I benefit greatly from his friendship, shared time on the water and mentorship.
still, one of my favorite memories is from when he showed me a photo of his 'biggest' fish from the local water retention reservoirs (flood control). this fish wasn't weighed, but had to be somewhere in the 9-lb category. HUGE suitcase handle jaw. thick, square body (think built like a crappie).
so I knew the lake. I even knew the spot. asked him what he caught it on. his answer still has me chuckling today. He said he caught it on a 1/2 ounce white spinnerbait with a purple powerbait ribbontail worm trailer. I just 'filed that away'.
fast forward a few years and we were talking about that fish and my friend, trusted mentor, was talking about the jig he caught her on. My friend told a couple of guys that 'spinnerbait/powerworm' story. always figured he was just waiting for the day he saw someone tossing that. the giggles he'd have had.
I listen to what anglers with much better experience levels, smarts than I have, what they have to say.
I also consider how hard it is at times to get 'the real story'.