Wet and Dry Fly Fishing
Dry fly fishing has its benefits, however there are reasons you may want to try Wet Fly Fishing. Wet fishing is one of the best ways to get acquainted with fishing beneath the water surface. In nymph and dry fly fishing, skill and practice is needed to effectively catch trout, however those who try wet fly fishing first will most likely be more successful because good technique is not necessary in order to get a good catch of fish. As a beginner you can make mistakes and still avoid scaring away the fish. It is easier to throw a wet fly than it is to throw a dry one. If you throw a dry fly and do not hit the water perfectly, you risk the danger of scaring the fish away. Fish feel more comfortable when feeding below the surface than if they have to come up to the surface for their food. When using Wet fly fishing techniques, you will need to choose among a variety of wet fly types. Wet flies are effective because they are the most like real, live insects and imitate them as if they are in motion. Some of the flies that can be used are the Brown Wooly Worm, Brown Hackle Peacock, Olive Wooly Worm, Black Ant, Hare’s Ear, and Coachman. Most wet flies have soft hackling, which is beneficial because it invites the trout to grab it. Wet flies are designed to sink rather quickly, which is what makes it one of the best fly fishing techniques. They are made to go underwater and some even sink all the way to the bottom.