wet fly


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wet fly

n.
An artificial fly used in fishing that floats beneath the water's surface when cast.
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wet fly

n
(Angling) angling
a. an artificial fly designed to float or ride below the water surface
b. (as modifier): wet-fly fishing.
Compare dry fly
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wet fly - fisherman's fly that floats under the surface of the water
fly - fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect
dry fly - a fly (fisherman's lure) that skims the surface of the water
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My favourite wet fly the Bibio didn't make that list for Orkney.
Top rod was Kelso angler Ronnie Glass who landed 10 trout during his visit all from Long Crag Lake using a mixture of Hoppers and wet fly patterns.
Other days fishing the windward shores have produced good returns with dry fly as well as traditional wet fly patterns.
Istavan Bognar caught fish to 2.5lb on a black and green gold head fly while traditional wet fly patterns like Diawl Bach and Red tag worked for Ceri Thomas as he slipped the landing net under brown trout to 2.5lb.
Come spring, the custom on rivers like the Teifi and Usk is to fish a wet fly downriver - allowing the fly to swing across the current in the hope a fish will find it irresistible.
* AT SCALING DAM Les Wheatley of Stockton caught a 4lb brown on a Coch y Bonddu wet fly.
Scaling Dam regular Les Wheatley from Stockton enjoyed a good midweek session topped by catching a fine conditioned specimen 4lb brown trout on a Coch y Bonddu wet fly. This excellent out-of-season fish was safely returned.
With the continuing mild weather the trout have been active in the top two feet of water at Ravensthorpe reservoir and there have been reports of some surface sport to dries and traditional wet fly fishing.
Defending champ Hatten was another of those who lost his wet fly early, then spent much of the day casting over pools holding large fish that refused to come to the surface.
Even the osprey recently arrived from South Africa didn't hang around for a meal.My mate was soon hooked into a nice plump half pounder on a wet fly but I was determined to catch one on the dry.
He spotted the fish and cast a Soldier Palmer wet fly which immediately took the bait at his first cast.