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Old 10-18-2011, 03:43 PM
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Default Old dogs and new tricks - classic wet flies fished dry

more and more lately i've been thinking back and researching old wet fly patterns my dad used to use and i'm becoming more and more enamored with them.
I came across this video today and thought i'd share as it pretty much sums up that the flies of yesteryear are still as relevant as ever

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How true, great post!

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I have been using a small red or orange wet under a bead head hairs ear. I didn't think about making it the top fly and floating it. My next combo tp try will be my red wet above a zebra midge and put floatant on the wet

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One of my favorite trout techniques with a fly rod is swinging a brace of wet flies. Once I've let the flies swing to the end of the drift, I hold them in the current and let the top fly dance on the surface while the other one bobs just below the surface behind it. This will trigger strikes from fish that were contemplating eating the bugs, but didn't take on the swing. The nice thing too - is that they tend to set the hooks themselves when they grab the fly. All you have to do is hold on.

Soft hackle wets have to be the most versatile flies around, and swinging wet flies is second only to catching fish on top with dry flies in my book.
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One of my favorite trout techniques with a fly rod is swinging a brace of wet flies. Once I've let the flies swing to the end of the drift, I hold them in the current and let the top fly dance on the surface while the other one bobs just below the surface behind it. This will trigger strikes from fish that were contemplating eating the bugs, but didn't take on the swing. The nice thing too - is that they tend to set the hooks themselves when they grab the fly. All you have to do is hold on.

Soft hackle wets have to be the most versatile flies around, and swinging wet flies is second only to catching fish on top with dry flies in my book.
That's how I learned to fish when I was a kid. A "cast" of three wets on a long leader, fished with a 9' cane rod.
The bottom fly is called the "point", the second and any others in the middle are the droppers and the highest one is called the "bob".
The technique is to dap the bob fly, dancing it on the surface while the point and dropper(s) anchor the rest of the cast in the current.
It's an extremely deadly method.
We used traditional winged wets of course and always the same ones. One dark, one medium and one light shaded. As I remember the point was a black gnat, and I think the others were dark and light cahills, but I don't really remember.
I do remember that the light cahill wet was my favorite fly for many years

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that is perfect!
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