Doing the Wet Fly Swing

July 4, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

A time-honored but often overlooked technique is getting more and more attention these days: swinging wet flies. “This swing will occur until the line reaches a position directly below the angler. At this point it is a good idea to pause for a second or two and then gently lift the rod tip and the line. Raising the line like this will bring the fly up from the depths, simulating an emerger rising off of the bottom to the surface.” Bob Salerno in Connecticut’s New Britain Herald.