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PostPosted: March 25th, 2020, 2:54 pm 
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I would have made my goal of getting down to 3-fly boxes if it wasn't for my new "Wet Fly Box." I blame Tom Rosenbauer and Davy Wotton for that. I listened to Tom and Davy and they "hooked me.

I later found that Davy Wotton's - Fly Fish TV - show titled "Wet Fly Fishing in the Traditional Style" was available on Prime Video and since I'm a Prime member - I sat down and watched it. That led to me ordering the DVD for the - Fly Fish TV - show titled "Wet Fly Tying with Davy Wotton."

That led to me tying a bunch of wets. I always had a few. March Browns, Soft Hackle Hare's Ear, Flymphs, soft-hackles but I sure didn't fish them the way Davy Wotton fishes them. I'd cast upstream with a cast of tow or three flies, across, down - whatever I thought would catch fish. I'd mend a lot for some dead-drift time, I work em slow, or strip them but I didn't take them out of the water except to recast them.

Wotton lets the anchor fly (the one the furthest away from you) sink a bit and then holding the 10' rod high he applies tension to the line lifting the line, leader and the two closest flies off the water. The two closest flies hang with the middle one moving around in the surface film looking like an emerger and the closest one dapping on and off the water looking much like an egg-laying caddis.

Anyway, I didn't have a lot of the top and middle dropper flies he suggests using. I only a few of the anchor patterns (although Dave Hughes says a bushy head Muddler will do and those I have plenty of) and while I had a bunch of emergers they weren't "Wet Fly" emergers like Wotton uses. So, now I have one box that's exclusively for wet fly fishing the Davy Wotton way.




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PostPosted: March 28th, 2020, 5:12 pm 
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I meant to respond to this earlier. I watched some of the video. It does make sense. I’ll file it away and on that day I have the patience of Job to tie up a 3-fly rig like that I’ll try it. But it’s likely to be with my 9 footer. My wife can only tolerate one “special rod” rationalization per year and I’ve already used mine up for 2020.

Seriously though, if you try that and make it work, I’d like to hear about it.


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