These three flies are used in different ways when fishing, and imitate different foods. The nymph (top) imitates the larval stage of the mayfly. The dry fly (middle) looks like a beetle, and sits on the water surface. The large wet fly (bottom) is used on a sinking fly line, which pulls it down – the angler then retrieves the line slowly and the fly resembles a small fish as it moves through the water.
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Photograph by Carl Walrond
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