Fly Fishing – Wet Flies

wet flyGuest Blogger: Clay Cunningham, Cody, Wyoming, retired National Park Superintendent

Fishing with wet flies was more popular in another era of fly fishing in America. Wet flies were a standard in the 1800s, but their use declined in future years. Most fishermen were still using wet flies when I started fly fishing in 1948, though the thrill of dry flies being taken in sight on top of the water and the rapid development and availability of better fly rods gradually reduced the use of wet flies as the preferred lure of choice by many fly fishermen.

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Hey Buddy – Your Fly Is Down!

Guest blogger: Mike Cline, Bozeman, MT

Being 67 years old, I can freely admit that I’ve walked around with my proverbial fly down more than once. My wife never fails to notify me of my predicament. Of course when your fly is down, it can easily be attributed to absent mindedness. Many an old timer here in Montana has suggested that keeping your fly down under your waders helps expedite things in cold weather.

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