A Wry fly
October 11, 2017 03:04PM
I can't see small dry flies anyway so what does it matter if they float or not? During the Blue Winged Olive hatch I just need to catch fish.

I can put a dry fly or a soft hackle wet fly 24" inches behind a big Royal Wulff and watch for dimples behind the big bushy.

But I can't thread tippet onto hooks smaller than size #16 either, so for hooks #16 is as small as it gets for me. Wry flies are half dry fly half wet fly. Sometimes they float sometimes they don't. Doesn't matter to me. I tie them like dry flies but I either swing them like wets or dead drift them behind a Royal Wulff. How well do they float? I have no idea. I can't see well enough to say. But it doesn't seem to matter.

Tie on a duck flank feather. Stand up the butt of the feather with a few horizontal parachute wraps at the base of the wing.

Trim the wing with your thumb and a razor blade, somewhat like a jail haircut

Hold some Snow Shoe Rabbit's foot fibers behind the fly. Wind once or twice to snag the fibers with the thread, winding them on a bit like a feather hackle. Dub a small blob right behind the eye. Whip finish. It's a Wry Fly.

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