Winged Wets

Winged 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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Alder

Alder£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 12

Clearance
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Alexandra

Alexandra£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 8, 10, 12

Caledonia
Fly
Alexandra Winged Wet #10

Alexandra Winged Wet #10£1.30

Caledonia
Fly
Alexandra Winged Wet #12

Alexandra Winged Wet #12£1.30

Caledonia
Fly
Alexandra Winged Wet #8

Alexandra Winged Wet #8£1.30

Black Ant Wet

Black Ant Wet£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 12

Caledonia
Fly
Black Gnat Winged Wet #12

Black Gnat Winged Wet #12£1.30

Blae & Black

Blae & Black£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 12

Caledonia
Fly
Blae & Black Winged Wet #12

Blae & Black Winged Wet #12£1.30

Bloody Butcher

Bloody Butcher£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 10, 12

Caledonia
Fly
Bloody Butcher Winged Wet #12

Bloody Butcher Winged Wet #12£1.30

Blue Bottle

Blue Bottle£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 12

Blue Dun Wet

Blue Dun Wet£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 12

Blue Dun Winged Wet

Blue Dun Winged Wet£0.90

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

Caledonia
Fly
Blue Winged Olive Winged Wet #12

Blue Winged Olive Winged Wet #12£1.30

Caledonia
Fly
Brown Telephone Winged Wet #12

Brown Telephone Winged Wet #12£1.30

Butcher

Butcher£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 10, 12

Caledonia
Fly
Butcher Winged Wet #10

Butcher Winged Wet #10£1.30

Caledonia
Fly
Butcher Winged Wet #12

Butcher Winged Wet #12£1.30

Cinnamon

Cinnamon£0.90

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12.

Cinnamon & Gold

Cinnamon & Gold£0.90

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

Coachman Wet

Coachman Wet£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 12

Caledonia
Fly
Coachman Winged Wet #12

Coachman Winged Wet #12£1.30

Caledonia
Fly
Coachman Winged Wet #14

Coachman Winged Wet #14£1.30

Connemara Black

Connemara Black£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 10, 12

Caledonia
Fly
Connemara Black Winged Wet #10

Connemara Black Winged Wet #10£1.30

Caledonia
Fly
Connemara Black Winged Wet #12

Connemara Black Winged Wet #12£1.30

Cowdung

Cowdung£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 12

Caledonia
Fly
Cowdung Winged Wet #12

Cowdung Winged Wet #12£1.30

Dark Hendrickson Wet Fly

Dark Hendrickson Wet Fly£0.90

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

Caledonia
Fly
Dark Mackerel Winged Wet #12

Dark Mackerel Winged Wet #12£1.30

Dark Olive Dun Wet

Dark Olive Dun Wet£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 12

Dunkeld Wet

Dunkeld Wet£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 10, 12

Caledonia
Fly
Dunkeld Winged Wet #10

Dunkeld Winged Wet #10£1.30

Caledonia
Fly
Dunkeld Winged Wet #12

Dunkeld Winged Wet #12£1.30

Caledonia
Fly
Flash Dunkeld Winged Wet #10

Flash Dunkeld Winged Wet #10£1.30

Caledonia
Fly
Flash Dunkeld Winged Wet #12

Flash Dunkeld Winged Wet #12£1.30

Ginger Quill

Ginger Quill£0.90

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14.

Green Peter

Green Peter£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 10

Green Peter Redarsed

Green Peter Redarsed£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 10

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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