How to Fish Traditional Wet Flies
Traditional wet flies are generally fished by casting across and downstream and then letting the flies swing across the current and occasionally pulling them back upstream, keeping a tight line as the flies swing. Strikes are usually felt, rather than seen because the line is kept tight. You can also dead drift traditional wet flies, especially soft hackles like you would a nymph. The soft hackles pulse in the water as the fly drifts creating a very life-like look.