Though there is no doubt that fly fishing is a wonderful way to catch fishes one should know the basic difference between dry fly and wet. Though this may look quite easy to learn from the outside it is not as easy as it seems. Dry fly fishing is the one that we come across in books, movies and other such articles. It is often considered to be purer form of fishing but such perceptions may not be exactly well placed. In this method, the fly will float on the surface of the water, irrespective of the place where it is being used. The fish has to jump and try to catch the fly for the fisher to hook the fish and reel in. It is something akin to a bug jumping on the water surface to try and entice the fish to catch it.
What Is Wet Fly Fishing
On the other hand as the name itself suggest, wet fishing is about having a different type of lure. It is something that works underwater. There are many variants to it and some lures can sink way into the bottom of water if it has been designed that way. The lures are designed in such a way that they are mobile under the water and they draw the attention of fishes looking for a good catch. They cannot move around quite efficiently in the underwater current. There are many techniques involved including using multiple flies so that the chances of having a good catch go up significantly.
So at the end of the day having a good catch using such methods is all about tactics and intelligence and not about brute strength. One need not be on a regular regimen of hydroxyelite to ensure a good catch. Being patient and coming out with the right tactics is what this type of fishing all about.