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Wet flies

Wet flies are flies that are designed to sink. They are still quite light so will not sink too fast. They are ideal for imitating insects just below the surface film such as emerging or drowning flies or terrestrial insects that have blown on to the water.

Wet fishing flies are often divided in to sub groups depending on their construction. Trout flies can often be tied in either a dry (floating) or wet (sinking) style. For example you can tie a  Greenwells Glory as a wet fly or dry fly simply by varying the materials used and the style of fly tying.Wet flies have been widely used on river and still waters for many year, some of the North Country Spider fly patterns are hundreds of years old.