Still Water – Wet Fly Methods

June 20, 2013

Approach the water quietly and look for signs of trout feeding just beneath or below the water surface. Cast your flyline to reach the position where you can see trout are feeding just beneath or below the water surface. Retrieve the line slowly, with occasional jerks to give your wet-fly lifelike movement. Allow the wet-fly to settle for a few moments in each new position before continuing line retrieval. Continue casting and retrieving your fly-line until satisfied the trout have ceased feeding or moved to another spot.

When there are no visible signs of trout feeding just beneath or below the water surface, choose a location likely to hold or attract feeding trout and cast your flyline to that location.

For maximum chances of success, allow time for your wet-fly to reach a slightly different depth with each cast before retrieving your line, and vary the speed of line retrieval.

Continue casting and retrieving your fly-line until you have thoroughly explored the water with your wet-fly before moving elsewhere.

A trout may follow your artificial wet-fly until the moment you begin lifting it from the water, before moving to snatch the escaping artificial wet-fly.

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