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#1 conrad


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Posted 11 November 2019 - 10:27 AM

I have been wondering the difference in the wing positioning on classic wet flies. I have noticed some have tips up some tips down, is there a reasoning for fishing, different water types,or location fished?

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#2 Alex Hayes

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 12:23 AM

A great question. I don't have an answer, but it's cool to see the example you posted showing so many different options.

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 04:22 AM

I think that is was simply done different ways because it could be.  No doubt some thought is looked or worked better one way or the other.

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 01:07 AM

It’s mostly personal preference. There are actually four different ways you can mount the wings. They can curve towards each other, or away from each other. Also, the tips can sweep up, or sweep down. I happen to prefer the wings curving in towards each other, and sweeping up.