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Wet flies

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Decided to try my hand at fishing wets this year. I fish them for the grannoms but want to work on fishing them throughout the year. What flies do you enjoy tying and fishing?

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Posted on: 3/10 10:58
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Re: Wet flies

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One of the wets I use is this one modeled from an olive from spring creek size 18

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Grabbing samples from the stream and copying them is a great idea, and a lot of fun. Some good generic patterns are the alder, march brown wet, hares ear wet, and the cowdung. But I really think the best is to go off of what's happening in the stream if you can. You can even check charts for size and color and adjust from there.

Posted on: 3/10 18:41
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Re: Wet flies

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I've had a lot of luck with a simple peacock and partridge during the grannoms. I've tried a few colors and materials and will keep trying other patterns.

Posted on: 3/10 19:44
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I am trying my luck with wets this year as well. I tied most of the popular generic patterns as well as some large almost streamer size wets.

I tied a bunch of the "partridge and ____" in various colors and sizes. I substituted either grizzly hackle or mallard flanks instead of the partridge though. I cant seem to find a decent partridge skin and I dont want to order one online.

Posted on: 3/10 23:06
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Re: Wet flies

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Listen to l2n, the closer you get to a dead bug the more fish
you'll fool. The collar can be any webby (limp) feather, partridge
happens to be variegated and limp, a good combo, but hen, pheasant, grouse, peahen, starling, etc. all have suitable feathers somewhere on them.

Posted on: 3/11 7:45


Re: Wet flies

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working on a few now.

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Posted on: 3/11 13:14
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l2n you nailed that pattern haha. Looks identical

Posted on: 3/11 22:10
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Re: Wet flies

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Thanks T.

Posted on: 3/12 6:08
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Sweet tie! That's a dead ringer Jack.

Posted on: 3/12 7:29


Re: Wet flies

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I like fishing these downstream for brookies, just feed the line downstream and look for the belly of the line to go straight. It's a good way to get in tight places.


Btw Jack, I talked to G. Hoover about the yellow legs on the BWOs. He said thats a sign of a recently hatched insect, thought that was interesting.

Posted on: 3/12 13:40
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Re: Wet flies

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Hey thanks Dan.
Brian that is interesting, nice little entomology tid bit to know thanks.

Posted on: 3/12 16:31
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Re: Wet flies

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All of these wets in here are looking good. Btw

Posted on: 3/12 16:51
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