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.
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.