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Monday, May 27th, 2024

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Monday, May 27th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Wet Flies: They’re often all it takes for a trout angler

Andy Duffy caught this brown trout last spring from a lie where it was impossible for him to achieve a good drift with his dry fly. Prime lies that are impossible to fish via dry fly often are good spots to swing a wet fly. According to the author, it’s always good to have an assortment of soft-hackle wet flies along on a fishing trip. Anglers can find them in many fly shops, or they’re easy to tie. They’re effective, too, especially during non-hatch periods. (Photos by Andy Duffy)

“A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!” yelled King Richard III as a battle raged around him on the English moors. His words were echoing in my mind, but I wasn’t an English king on a battlefield. I was merely a trout fisherman living in Michigan during the throes of winter. As I rummaged through my fly-tying materials I muttered, “A neck. A neck. My fly rod for a neck.”

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