A: You can't narrow saltwater flies to only one pattern; it is impossible. However, there is one fly pattern I never go fishing without, and this is an ALF. Designed by Bill and Kate Howe, this fly will out-fish any other baitfish imitation, hands down. I have taken the widest variety of fish species on this style. They are not only extremely functional, durable and effective, but they're easy to cast, don't foul like many other materials and work with all types of fly lines.