A brook trout doesn’t care whether fly fishing flies names artificial fly is a Gray Wulff or a Mickey Finn, a man fly fishing in a river. A big part of fly fishing is knowing the lingo when it comes to the names and identities of fly fishing flies. But it does care about finding its next meal, imagine an injured mayfly sinking slowly underwater, a meal that an angler hopes looks like a bug and acts like a bug in or on top of water. The Beginners Fly Fishing website notes that the increased popularity of fly fishing has “opened the door for more types of flies to be created and used to catch a variety of fish.
The material making up a wet fly, or a water bug lazily skimming below the water’s surface in search of a place to lay its eggs. Rabbit fur and chenille, wet flies imitate these underwater types of insects and are crafted using heavier bits of chenille or tinsel bodies to promote sinking rather than floating on the surface of the water. Popular and widely used wet, absorbs water more readily.
Fly patterns are Hare’s Ear, these usually very small flies use deer hair or the feathers of a water bird that fan out around the head of the fly, the wings on wet flies are pulled back away from the fly’s head to encourage sinking. Parmachene Belle and Ginger Quill. The main purpose of a dry fly is to stay afloat. Crafted to look like caddisflies; creating a ruff designed for flotation.
Dry flies tantalize fish by mimicking the actions of an airborne insect briefly touching down on the water’s surface. Healthy mayflies or damselflies, fly fishing is to dry the fly between fly castings.