Knitting dry flies for fly fishing is increasingly gaining popularity. With their help, fishing becomes a gamble. Imitation of adult insects and bright colors on the water surface looks spectacular and this, of course, fish notice. Such flies are kept afloat due to the wings and tail, so during mating, these parts of the fly should be given special attention. So that the construction is not heavy, the craftsmen use small aluminum wire hooks.
Elk hair caddisElk hair caddis
Take the hook 8-16 size. For wings, a small cockerel feather or deer fur is used. First, a cocoon is knitted, which is fixed on a hook, and then wings are created. You can use the fur of other animals.
Goddard caddisGoddard caddis
You can even catch trout on it. Due to its size, it serves for a long time. You can knit any size, but you should give preference to greenish shades. Fur use only thick and thick.
All-weather fly. Wings and tail should be made rarer and longer than on other products. You need to use a small hook and a cock feather. Use better orange and red shades.
Iron blue dunIron blue dun
For spring fishing. The most popular and oldest fly. A thin body is created in a small piece, and feathers need to be made rare and long.
Klinkhammer specialKlinkhammer special
The most beautiful fly. She imitates juicy insects. Hook size 8-14. Assembly thread in bright colors. Chest - Peacock feather. The tail is calf fur.
Greenwell's gloryGreenwell's glory
It differs in simplicity of knitting and good aerodynamics during flight. Used for running water. Hook - size 12-18. Assembly thread is yellow. The tail is the feather of a rooster. Wings - feathers of a river duck.
Griffith's Gnat and Claster MidgeGriffith's Gnat and Claster Midge
Trout fly. A large hook is used for knitting. Application: spring-summer. The thread for mounting is black, the tail and wings are a cock feather.
It does not require skill and a large amount of material. Hook 12-18, black thread and feathers of a rooster for installation.
Red Tag and Red Tag PalmerRed Tag and Red Tag Palmer
There are many variations of this fly. Making it both dry and wet. Hook 10-16, mounting thread in black. The tail is bright from the peacock feather, the wings are short.
Basic manufacturing rules
The ear of the hook should be bent up. In this case, hooking the fish will be more convenient. The leash itself needs to be drowned a little so that it is invisible. Do not forget that before the formation of the front sight, the hooks must be degreased. It is better to use fluorocarbon fishing line in this matter. Do not push the leash strongly, otherwise the hook ring will be noticeable.
During knitting, special attention should be paid to proportions. If they are not observed, then the fly will turn out either very small or large and will sink or tumble to the side. The length of the legs of the product should be equal to the length of the hook. Consider the variations of knitted flies for fishing.