Dry-Fly Fishing: A Guide with a Scottish Perspective

by R. C. Bridgett

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Dry-Fly Fishing is a specific style of fishing done with floating lines and flies that float, rather than typical lines and lures that sink. Most fish, particularly trouts, feed underwater, there is roughly 10% of their diet that consists of items found floating on the surface. This adds an interesting challenge for fishers, as well as a new experience to fishing. Some fishers prefer dry-fly fishing because it provides a new visual component to fishing and the catch. Adding more complexity to the experience is the development of lures to float attractively, and the process of drying the flies once they have been used is also complex. This reprint offers a look at past fishing methods and may be a source of inspiration to new and experienced fishers alike.