Originally Posted by eyefromthesky
What about New Zealand?
Only flies tied with kiwi feathers work there. Just kidding.
But more seriously, if you have an assortment of some of the standard fly patterns you can catch fish anywhere.
For example, the Wooly Bugger originated in PA, but people catch a lot of trout, and other fish, with them all over the world.
The Stimulator was developed in the west. I was in a fly shop in Colorado and I swear about half of their fly inventory was Stimulators in a range of sizes and colors.
Back in the 1990s or so, I started hearing people say they did well with them on the freestone streams here in PA. I tried them, and they are terrific.
Pheasant tail nymphs were developed on the limestone spring creeks in England, but work all over the world.
Nymphs tied with some shaggy brown Hares Ear dubbing will catch trout all over.
The elk hair caddis was developed by Al Troth, a flyfisher from PA who moved to Montana. It works well in both states. And everywhere.
I don't know who came up with the Parachute Adams, but that is very productive all over. The same fly tied with a brown body is also very good, maybe better.
A parachute sulphur is also very good general dry fly.