What Are Fly Fishing Lures Made Of?

Fly fishing lures are special kinds of artificial baits used for catching fish. They are designed to imitate the behavior and appearance of insects, baitfish, or other natural prey that fish feed on. Fly fishing lures have been used since the 1800s and have been adapted over time to become more effective at attracting the attention of fish.

Fly fishing lures are typically made from a variety of materials, including metal, plastic, rubber, foam, feathers, and hair. These materials can be used to create a wide range of shapes and sizes that mimic different types of prey. Some fly fishing lures are designed to float on top of the water while others sink to the bottom and can be retrieved by reeling in the line.

Metal is often used to make fly fishing lures because it creates a realistic movement in the water and is durable enough to stand up to wear and tear. Plastic is also commonly used because it is lightweight and easy to shape into different forms. Rubber and foam provide buoyancy so that certain lures can float on top of the water while feathers or hair allow for realistic details like eyes or wings which fish may be more likely to notice.

Fly fishing lures come in many different colors as well as sizes and shapes. Brightly colored patterns are often used as they have been shown to attract more fish than duller colors do.

Additionally, some lure designs feature multiple hooks for increased hooking success rate when casting out into a body of water.


Fly fishing lures come in many different shapes, sizes, colors, and materials depending on their intended use. Metal is often used for its durability while plastic is lightweight but also durable enough for most anglers’ needs. Rubber provides buoyancy while foam helps with floatation as well as detail work with feathers or hair giving realistic features like eyes or wings that may attract more fish.

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Daniel Bennet