What Lures Do You Use for Fly Fishing?

Fly fishing is a traditional and popular pastime for anglers who are looking for a challenge and an exciting way to catch fish. The art of fly fishing relies heavily on the use of specialized lures, which imitate the prey that fish would normally feed on.

Different types of lures can be used to Target various species of fish, so it’s important to do your research and understand which types of lures work best for your chosen species.

A basic fly fishing setup usually consists of a rod, reel, line, leader and tippet. The lures are attached to the end of the tippet and are used to attract fish.

There are many different types of lures available on the market today, each with its own unique purpose.

Dry Flies are one of the most common types of lures used in fly fishing. They are designed to float on top of the water’s surface and imitate the appearance of insects or small baitfish that may be found in a given area.

Wet Flies are designed to sink below the surface, often imitating aquatic insects such as caddisflies or mayflies. These lures can be used in both shallow and deep water.

Streamers, also known as bucktails, are designed to mimic small baitfish or other aquatic organisms that may be found in a given area. Streamers can be used in both shallow and deep water.

Nymphs, also known as soft hackles, are designed to imitate aquatic nymphs such as dragonfly larvae or caddisflies. They can be fished either below or just below the water’s surface.


Fly fishing requires careful selection and proper use of lures in order to achieve success. By understanding which type of lure will work best for your Target species, you can improve your chances for success on the water. Dry flies, wet flies, streamers and nymphs are all popular types of fly fishing lures that can help you catch more fish!

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Michael Allen