Flies are the most important component for the fly fishing, without them you won’t catch fish. Wrong fly and fish won’t eat for a while. Fly fishing begun as a baitfish technically. Long time ago anglers tied bugs to the hook and caught fish and dry fly imitation started to evolve. We are trying to imitated insect as close as possible, the look, the movement and so on. As a newcomer to the fly fishing you must know basic fly types and categories. Flies are categorized as dry flies, wet flies, nymphs, emerges, streamers, ………………………..
There are three types of flies:
Selecting the right fly one must know where and what fish he’s targeting. Lots of things to consider selecting the right fly and some of them will narrow down to what you need:
- Will you be fishing saltwater, freshwater, subsurface or surface
- Fish species you’re targeting
- Water and temperature conditions
- Matching bugs in the water or hatch that’s happening at that time to your tackle
- color and hook sizes.
There are thousands of flies out there. Lots of them are named after a fly creator, a color and so on.
Any Fly that floats above water and doesn’t sink is called Dry Flies. Dry flies are most commonly uses in freshwater to catch Trout species. They imitate adult winged insects such as grasshopper, salmon flies, ants, stone flies. Flies that don’t look like any close imitations act as stimulator dry flies and most likely there is a dropper attached to it.
Dry flies are the most fun to fish because you see the fly on the water and also will won’t miss the strike when fish come up to eat the fly. Most common dry flies that i recommend to have in your fly box are as follow:
Blue Wing Olive