Dry Flies


A dry fly is an artificial fly that floats on the surface of the water when cast out. It can be either a realistic fly imitation or an attractor or stimulator pattern, which broadly represents the type of insects trout like to eat whilst not representing any insect in particular.
Black Gnat Trout Dry Fly – New Zealand Version

Black Gnat Trout Dry Fly – New Zealand Version

Black Gnat Trout Dry Fly as tied by Keith Draper and Hugh McDowell By Allan Burgess The Black Gnat pattern…

25/07/2023

Beetles – Brown, Green and Black

By Martin Langlands Beetles form an important part of the trout's diet, from late spring all the way to autumn.…

12/11/2021

Cicada Trout Dry Fly Fishing with Ian Cole – MP3 Cicada Singing

The cicada is a large flying insect The unmistakable sound of a male cicada calling or singing for a female.…

26/02/2017

Learn Your Wings – Fly Tying with John Hey – Looking at Methods

Tying Wings on your Dry Fly Patterns With John Hey When I first started tying my own flies, wings on…

21/08/2015

Loves Lure Trout Fly with John Hey

Loves Lure Trout Fly with John Hey Loves Lure, is a very popular high country dry fly. It is not…

24/05/2015

March Brown Dry Fly with John Hey

March Brown While most of the dry flies are tied with deer hair to make them float, the March Brown…

20/05/2015

Elk Hair Caddis with Ian Cole

The Elk Hair Caddis Caddis flies, or sedge flies as they are more commonly called in the U. K., form…

18/05/2015

Brown Beetle Trout Dry Fly – Imitations by Allan Burgess

Fishing the Brown Beetle with John Hey Trout feed on many insects but none create a feeding frenzy like the…

27/04/2015

Humpy is a buoyant fly that sits high on the water

Humpy Dry Fly The Humpy is a buoyant fly that sits high on the water making it a good choice…

29/12/2014

Elk Hair Caddis Trout Dry Fly

Elk Hair Caddis Caddis or sedge flies come in many different shapes and colours. I suggest you make up several…

29/12/2014