The flies used in fly fishing are like any other kind of artificial bait employed by anglers—the idea is to trick the fish into thinking dinner is served. Just like lures, which are painted and decorated to resemble everything from minnows to frogs, flies are tied together onto a hook to resemble a variety of insects. Some of these insects are meant to look like they have landed on the surface of a stream or creek—these are called dry flies....Continue Reading