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difference from Wet flies, dry flies and nymphs?

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I just went to Bass Pro Yesterday and got my first fly fishing rig. Yea, i am really excited. I picked up an assortment pack of flies and the guy said it will have all i need to get startedand it matches the leader/tibbot i got. It included wet, dry, nymph, and streamers. I know dry fishes the top, wet just below surface and nymph fish the bottom. I just can not tell which is which. The guy tried to explain it to me and showed me which was which but i can not tell now that it is the next day. Anyone have any ideas on ways to explain so i can tell the difference?

Posted on: 2010/7/11 10:17


Re: difference from Wet flies, dry flies and nymphs?
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Check out this link. Under "tying flies" there are examples of basic flies in each category.

http://derekspace.net/#basics



Here's some more basic info:

http://www.flyanglersonline.com/begin/101/

http://stevenojai.tripod.com/nymph.htm


Good luck.

Posted on: 2010/7/11 12:56


Re: difference from Wet flies, dry flies and nymphs?

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Familiarize yourself with each style then sort them out by browsing through these.

http://www.theflystop.com/store.cfm?page=products_category

Posted on: 2010/7/11 20:37


Re: difference from Wet flies, dry flies and nymphs?
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Dry flies look like umbrellas fully extended.
Wet flies look like umbrellas opened but not extended.
Nymphs look like umbrellas all folded up.

Dry flies (at least the traditional catskills) have stiff hackles that hold the fly up on the surface of the water. So they look like an umbrella. Of course, flyfishers have been at this a long time, so things have gotten trickier than that. Some flies float on top without the hackling. Or the hackling is not in the traditional place. Still, if the materials are stiff and don't absorb water readily, it's probably a dry fly.

A wet fly can look a bit like a dry fly, but the materials are not stiff. In fact, they absorb water fairly readily. Once they do, the materials move under water and can look "alive". Wet flies can be very effective, and you can fish them a number of ways. Fish them like bait, and you'll have a good chance of success.

A nymph is tied to look like a well... nymph of an insect. So no fancy wings or antennae. They are a body and legs. So they are compact and have very light soft hackling or rubber legs sticking out. Again fish them like bait to start. You'll learn other techniques along the way too.

Here's an article you may want to read before catching your first trout:
http://www.flyfisherman.com/content/releasing-your-fish

And remember to check temperatures this time of year. Find a stream that is less than 70 in temperature at around 5pm (the time when the stream is warmest.) Fishing early in the morning may be best this time of year. That and an hour before and after dark.

Posted on: 2010/7/12 9:14
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Re: difference from Wet flies, dry flies and nymphs?

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Thanks alot. I checked out all the links and read what you told me. I will do my best to have all of it sink into my brain. Also thanks for the article. It was very good and i will do the best i know how to keep all fish alive. (except for the ones i would like to eat, once in a while). So much info in such a short amount of time. Ha Ha Ha. I think to start, i will buy a couple cases and keep the flies separated so I know what i am using as well as learn the differences.

Posted on: 2010/7/12 17:42


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Believe it or not, it does sink in.

You'll catch a fish on that brown, not so big fly with the feather wound all around it and a clump of deer hair on top, and all of a sudden it'll pop into your head #16 tan caddis!!

Posted on: 2010/7/15 8:05
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or better yet a big thick clump of natural cdc ...........

Posted on: 2010/7/15 19:07






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