Dry Fly Introduction

Thursday, 4 September 2014  |  Admin

An Introduction to Dry Flies

When fishing for River Trout there can be many differing types of fly fishing flies that should be considered to catch trout. They fall into 4 major categories of fly types, wet flies, dry flies, nymphs & buzzers or lures.

By far the most fun form of fly fishing is dry fly fishing, in some rivers just like the chalk streams of England they are the one flies permitted to be used. A dry fly, as the name suggests, are flies considered to be fished at the surface in the water. They're created to imitate a good quantity of different bugs. There's extremely little to match a dry fly being taken by a for river. Dry flies imitate many different natural flies from mayflies, caddis, sedges, dragon flies, damsels, flying ants and midges. A dry fly is typically cast as a single fly on a tapered leader which turns the dry fly in the cast allowing it to gently fall on the water like the natural insect it imitates.

Dry flies are sometimes created with no particular insect in mind, such type of artificial flies are called fancy or attractor flies, the Wickham's Fancy can be an example attractor or fancy fly. A number of procedures can be used while using the dry fly starting with traditional casting with a fly line and tapered leader which turns a fly over through the cast allowing it to carefully fall on top of the water like a natural fly, stimulating the brook Trout. Additional techniques used consist of multiple dry fly rigs and dapping flies. Actually dry fly fishing is possibly the oldest type of fly fishing when long poles used to be used as rods plus fly lines made from horsehair or other natural fibres. These were the original dapping flies!

Modern Dry Flies

Today numerous fly tyers have created dry fly fishing flies, starting from Adams, Ron Steenrods' Hendrickson named after one of his best customers to the modern Klinkhammer. One of the most well-known nowadays will be Klinkhammer designed by fly fishermen Hans Van Klinken. The Klinkhammer includes a parachute hackle that floats at the surface, a post that is visible to the angler along with a body that sits over the water surface and tucks down into the surface film imitating an insect emerging from its pupal form. Of all the dry flies obtainable it's the Klinkhammer that should be kept back in each fishermans fly box. Ranging from size 8 to size 22 the Klinkhammer stimulates Trout move toward to the surface and feed.


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