Video Tuesday Tip: How to Swing Wet Flies and Nymphs


Written by: Phil Monahan


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In today’s video Tuesday Tip from the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center, we talk about a style of fishing that’s not as popular as it once was, yet it’s no less effective. Although not as sure-fire a way to catch trout as fishing under a bobber with weight, swinging wet flies and nymphs is an elegant way to fish them. It’s sometimes surprisingly effective when swimming mayfly or caddisfly pupae are active. I also think fish sometime mistake swinging wet flies for tiny dace and sculpin fry. Regardless, the electric thrill of a fish taking a fly on a tight line is always welcome, whether it’s an 8-inch trout or a steelhead.

Wet fly swing

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