Fly Fishing Glossary E's

Fly-Fishing can often be confusing to beginners to the sport because fly-fishermen talk and write in a strange language using words not always in standard use. To help take some of the confusion out of the terms bandied about by fly fishermen we have compiled this glossary. 

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Egg Fly: imitates salmon and trout eggs. An egg fly can be particularly deadly for Brown Trout in lakes and reservoirs when Rainbow Trout are spawning.

Emerger: A term for an aquatic insect at the stage is an Emerger, this is when it swims to the surface or just below the surface to hatch or change from a nymph or pupa to an winged adult. Often imitated with CDC Emergers or Sandy's Assassins

Epoxy Minnow:  a fly fishing fly made from epoxy resin onto a hook or tube that looks like a small fish is called an Epoxy Minnow.

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