what is the difference between wet flies and dry flies?

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by minevan, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. minevan

    minevan New Member

    i am new to fly tying. also if anyone has any extra supplies such as hackle, marabou, thread, hooks, or chinelle please private message me. thanks!
  2. Brady Burmeister

    Brady Burmeister Active Member

    dry flies float
  3. fisherjon

    fisherjon Member

    wet flies sink
  4. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

    It is my observation after many years of tying, dry flys are the thousands of flies you will accumulate, whether self tied, traded, swapped, found fishing or purchased that will remain permanently scattered on your tying area, or housed in a couple hundred fly boxes of various size, shape, and cost, that are either packed/stacked/stored in an ever increasing number of bags, vests, fanny packs, backpacks, jacket pockets and pouches of one kind or another.

    All the rest, usually the same couple of dozen flies at the most, give or a take a few, are wet flies, because at one point or another, they actually get fished.
  5. Steve Saville

    Steve Saville Active Member

    :rofl::rofl: True, how true!
  6. Jim Riggins

    Jim Riggins Member

    Mark, that is funny sir, I think you have us all pegged!