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    Default Can anyone tell me which flies are wet or dry?

    I got this kit as a gift but I'm new to fly fishing and I dont know which ones are supposed to float and which sink.

    I do know I need to buy some fly floatant for my dry flies and a strike indicator for my wet.

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    All the flies at the top are sinkers. At the bottom, the dry flies start at around the middle and go to the left. (You might have one or two wet flies mixed in with the dries. It's hard to tell on some of them.)

    Lots of good info here:

    How To Fly Fish For Trout, Bass & More | Learn Fly Fishing With Orvis



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    Quote Originally Posted by deathb4disco View Post
    All the flies at the top are sinkers. At the bottom, the dry flies start at around the middle and go to the left. (You might have one or two wet flies mixed in with the dries. It's hard to tell on some of them.)

    Lots of good info here:

    How To Fly Fish For Trout, Bass & More | Learn Fly Fishing With Orvis

    Thank you!! That gives me something to go off of. I'm going to buy some floatant and a strike indicator today so wanted to fish the correct flies the correct way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAFishBarn View Post
    Thank you!! That gives me something to go off of. I'm going to buy some floatant and a strike indicator today so wanted to fish the correct flies the correct way.
    Just FYI: most Walmarts carry small cork poppers and sponge spiders that float without adding floatant. Floatant is only required for the fur/feathers in trout flies.

    The spiders and poppers are both bluegill killers. If you can't find them at Walmart, almost any online fly shop (including Bass Pro and Cabelas) carries them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BAFishBarn View Post
    Thank you!! That gives me something to go off of. I'm going to buy some floatant and a strike indicator today ...
    Again, strike indicators are more of a "trout thing". For bluegill, I suggest forgetting about the strike indicator. (I never use them.) Instead, retrieve your subsurface flies with the figure 8 (hand twist) retrieve:




    FWIW, I think the guy in the video is retrieving too fast. Slow it down for bluegill.
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    Another demo:

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    That black gnat on the right side (with the red tip ) has fed my family for 3 generations .

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle 1 View Post
    That black gnat on the right side (with the red tip ) has fed my family for 3 generations .
    Very good to know!! I've gotten pretty good at catching bluegill and other sunfish. Caught my first longear sunfish on the fly rod. Now want something bigger!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAFishBarn View Post
    Now want something bigger!
    Try a small popper for bass.

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