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Fly Fishing 101: Exploring The Best Wet And Dry Flies

When going fly fishing for the first time it's normal to have no idea what type of bait you should be bringing. After all, bringing the right flies and knowing the right way to use each different kind is something that comes with experience. This guide offers the three best dry and three best wet flies as well as a little background information to make every fishing trip a successful one.

The 3 Best Dry Flies

The Parachute Adams: The Parachute Adams is highly recommended for first time fly fisherman as it is the "go-to" choice as one of the most popular and successful dry flies. The Parachute Adams is a popular choice for fisherman because it is guaranteed to hook a trout in just about any season.

The Light Cahill: The Light Cahill is a dry fly that is most effective towards the end of the day when the sun is going down. If you are not one of those fishermen who likes to get up before the sun rises to go fishing – this fly is a great option to increase your chances of catching something.

The Elk Hair Caddis: The Elk Hair Caddis is a very frequently used dry fly for catching trout. This particular dry fly was originally invented back in 1957.

The 3 Best Wet Flies

The Gray Hackle Yellow: The Gray Hackle Yellow, also known as the Gray Hackle Peacock, is recognized as one of the best wet flies a fisherman can get his/her hands on for fly fishing. It is a soft fly that has been used since the 1700s for fly fishing.

The True Wooly Worm: The True Wooly Worm works best at the bottom of a lake or at the top of a slow moving stream. This particular wet fly is considered to be so easy to use that even if you use it incorrectly you are likely to catch something. It is known to attract panfish, pike, and trout.

The Hare's Ear: The Hare's Ear is a bit of a unique wet fly as it can also be used as a dry fly. This particular wet fly works best when you place it just underneath the surface of the water. If the fish are not biting, you can make short but quick pulls in an attempt to attract their attention.

With these six great options – three wet flies and three dry flies – you should have no trouble catching something the next time you go fly fishing regardless of if you decide to use wet or dry flies. Contact a business that offers fly fishing guides for more information.