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Wet Flies Vs. Nymphs (2 of 14)

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150 years ago trout fishing was done solely with what today we would call traditional winged wet flies. Anglers fished as many as ten of them on a single leader and even cast them over rising fish with success.

Then people began experimenting with floating flies a little over 100 years ago, and this concentration on more exacting imitations of insects and crustaceans gave rise to the nymph, really just another kind of wet fly, but usually without wings.

Today, we fish wet flies and nymphs interchangeably, but wet flies are more often swung in the current than fished dead drift.