Category: Wet Flies

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Fly Tying the Montreal (Classic Winged Wet Fly Pattern)

Created in the mid-1800s by Peter Cowen of Quebec, Canada, this classic winged wet fly has truly stood the test of time. Hugely popular in…

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Fly Tying an All-Fur Swimmer (Dave Hughes’ All-Fur Wet Flies)

Similar to Polly Rosborough’s Fuzzy Nymphs, Dave Hughes’ all-fur wet flies are simple and some of the most effective general nymph/wet patterns out there. You…

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Fly Tying the Spitfire (Classic semi-soft hackle wet fly pattern)

A variant of Don Gapen’s original Spitfire created in the early 1940s, this semi-soft hackle wet fly can be an effective pattern for any species…

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The Allerton – Fly Tying Mary Orvis Marbury’s Favorite Flies – Number 88

The Allerton classic wet fly was created for Robert G. Allerton of New York City, the treasurer of the Oquossoc Angling Association on the Rangeley…

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The Cowdung – Fly Tying Classic Winged Wet Flies

Mentioned as far back as Isaak Walson’s “Compleat Angler” of 1653, the Cowdung is a true classic fly. Tied to imitate the Yellow Cowdung Fly,…

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Watson’s Fancy – Fly Tying Classic Winged Wet Fly Patterns

And old English classic winged wet fly, the Watson’s Fancy was first tied in Scottland by Donald Watson. The fly pattern was introduced to American…

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Fly Tying a March Brown Spider – Soft Hackle Wet Fly Pattern

This version of the March Brown Spider is from Dave Hughes “Essential Trout Flies” and originally came from Sylvester Nemes’ “Soft Hackle Fly” from 1975….

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Fly Tying a Cahaba Gobbler – Soft Hackle Wet Flies with Ringneck Pheasant

Created by Jammy Erwin of Alabama, the Cahaba Gobbler can be fished as a big wet fly for warmwater bass and panfish, or as a…

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Fly Tying the Partridge and Green – Soft Hackled Wet Fly Pattern

This super easy-to-tie fly pattern has been a staple in fly boxes for over 500 years. With roots in the North Country Spiders, the Partridge…

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Fly Tying the Lalo Rainbow River Chief – Soft Hackle Wet Flies with Ringneck Pheasant

Created by Edward Chavez of Texas, the LRRC is a nymph-like soft hackle and is the second original pattern submitted by users in our “All…

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