Guide to Dry Fly Wings

September 13, 2012 By: Erin Block

Fly fishers are known to agonize over matching the hatch—color, size, genus and species are just a few of the particulars. However Brian Schmidt, Fly Production Specialist for Umpqua Feather Merchants, suggests to Tim Romano at Field & Stream that wing size might be more worthy of our attention.  From split-wing, to high-vis and classic Catskills, to no-hackles, Schmidt outlines ten of the most common style of dry-fly wing, and in what manner and situation they are best fished.