Hackled Wet Flies

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Hackled wet flies are one of the different types of wet flies we stock, other wet flies include Beadhead Flies, Hackled Wet Flies, Spider / North Country Flies, Winged Wet Flies and Irish Bumbles more details below.
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Black Pennell

Black Pennell£0.75   £0.70  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
8, 10, 12, 14, 16

Black Zulu

Black Zulu£0.75   £0.70

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14, 16

Black Spider

Black Spider£0.75   £0.70  (3)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

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Barbless Partridge and Orange Northern Spider Heritage Range

Barbless Partridge and Orange Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.10   £1.00

Available in Fly Size(s)
14, 16, 18

Kate McLaren

Kate McLaren£0.75   £0.70  (5)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14.

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Barbless Grouse and Yellow Northern Spider Heritage Range

Barbless Grouse and Yellow Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.10   £1.00

Available in Fly Size(s)
14, 16, 18

Greenwells Spider

Greenwells Spider£0.75   £0.70  (5)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16.

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Hares Lug & Plover Northern Spider Trout Fly

Hares Lug & Plover Northern Spider Trout Fly£1.25   £1.00

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14

Golden Olive Irish Bumble

Golden Olive Irish Bumble£0.75   £0.70  (3)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14.

Soldier Palmer

Soldier Palmer£0.75   £0.70  (5)

Available in Fly Size(s)
8, 10, 12, 14

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Barbless Snipe and Purple Northern Spider Heritage Range

Barbless Snipe and Purple Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.10   £1.00

Available in Fly Size(s)
14, 16, 18

Wickhams Spider

Wickhams Spider£0.75   £0.70  (4)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14.

Coch-Y-Bondhu

Coch-Y-Bondhu£0.75   £0.70

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Olive Palmer

Olive Palmer£0.75   £0.70

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12.

Bibio

Bibio£0.75   £0.70  (3)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12

Clan Chief Irish Bumble

Clan Chief Irish Bumble£0.75   £0.70  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14.

Claret Pennell

Claret Pennell£0.75   £0.70  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Tups Indispensable

Tups Indispensable£0.75   £0.70

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14.

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Waterhen Bloa Northern Spider Trout Fly

Waterhen Bloa Northern Spider Trout Fly£1.25   £1.00

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16

Black Palmer

Black Palmer£0.75   £0.70

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12.

Bumble Claret

Bumble Claret£0.75   £0.70  (3)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14.

Black & Peacock Spider

Black & Peacock Spider£0.75   £0.70  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Claret Irish Bumble

Claret Irish Bumble£0.75   £0.70  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14.

Invicta Irish Bumble

Invicta Irish Bumble£0.75   £0.70  (3)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12.

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March Brown Northern Spider Trout Fly

March Brown Northern Spider Trout Fly£1.25   £1.00  (3)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14

Olive Irish Bumble

Olive Irish Bumble£0.75   £0.70

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14.

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Partridge & Orange Northern Spider Heritage Range

Partridge & Orange Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.25   £1.00  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
14, 16, 18

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Patricks Black Duck Fly

Patricks Black Duck Fly£1.25   £1.00

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14 & 16.

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Snipe & Purple Northern Spider Heritage Range

Snipe & Purple Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.25   £1.00  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
14, 16, 18

Grenadier Special

Grenadier Special£0.75   £0.70

Available in Fly Size(s)
12.

Partridge & Orange Spider

Partridge & Orange Spider£0.75   £0.70  (5)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16

Snipe & Purple Spider

Snipe & Purple Spider£0.75   £0.70  (5)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14, 16

Wickhams Red Arsed

Wickhams Red Arsed£0.75   £0.70

Available in Fly Size(s)
12.

Blue Zulu

Blue Zulu£0.75   £0.70  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Connemara Black

Connemara Black£0.75   £0.70  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14.

Erics Beetle

Erics Beetle£0.75   £0.70

Available in Fly Size(s)
10.

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Green Owl Northern Spider Heritage Range

Green Owl Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.25   £1.00

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16

Greenwells Spider Northern Country Trout Fly

Greenwells Spider Northern Country Trout Fly£1.25   £1.00  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16.

Grey Ghost Irish Bumble

Grey Ghost Irish Bumble£0.75   £0.70

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14.

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Patricks Olive Duck Fly

Patricks Olive Duck Fly£1.25   £1.00  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14 & 16.

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Hackled Wet Flies

A wet fly is designed to be fished below the water's surface. Wet flies vary from traditional wet flies used for over a hundred years to modern using flashabou type and other bright modern materials. The success of the wet fly often depends far more on its action than it resembling a specific insect and matching a hatch / nymph. When fish are on the feed the actual pattern is generally not important, but when the fish are preoccupied or need tempting the angler must use ingenuity to discover what the fish are feeding on and what color they are taking. When fishing wet flies, it is important to remember that the higher the wave on the water the higher the fly hook size can be, but still take into account the brightness and clarity of the water.

Trout do see subsurface insects with wings. Some flies begin to hatch below the water surface. Some up-winged flies swim or crawl beneath the surface as adult spinners in order to lay egg. Often duns & spinners are swamped by the current and forced under the water surface. Emerging duns that have been unable to get rid of their nymphal case or at the time of emerging are drowned when they float under rough water that is flowing over a large rock or ledge are also hunted by the fish. The trout on purpose lurk in slack water near eddies and small plunge pools to look out for these type of snacks. Clearly a trout does see winged insects under the surface at certain times of the year so be prepared with a selection of different colored wet flies for when the fish are not taking from the surface.

Fishing the Soft-Hackle Wet Fly

Probably the most common way to fish a soft-hackle wet fly is to cast it across and slightly downstream, letting it sink and then swing in the current, rising with the tightening line much as a natural rises to the surface before hatching. It's on this rise that fish usually strike. Another productive method is to cast the fly upstream on a short cast and then let it dead-drift back to you just under the surface (or, if tied on a light-wire hook, in the surface film). On lakes and ponds a soft hackle fly cast in front of a cruising trout and then twitched slightly can be absolutely deadly. Many soft-hackle fly anglers, especially in Europe, favor fishing two or three of these flies (of different colors and sizes) at a time.

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