The Glo Bug falls into those categories. When I was learning how to tie I though, how do you make a perfectly round ball of yarn on a hook? Once you see how, it couldn't be easier. Also, the Glo Bug is extremely effective. It can be a real go-to pattern for steelhead & salmon, but don't neglect it on early season trout either. Look in any live bait shop & you're sure to find jars of cheese or salmon eggs for the bait angler to use. They work well at catching those early trout & so will the Glo Bug.
Here's a short, easy to follow video showing the best way I've seen so far of tying the perfect egg pattern. As you head out to the cold waters at this time of year, be sure to give pattern a try.