Identifying The Four Major Fly Families Of Interest To Fly Fishers

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This week’s RIO Fly Fishing Tip shows how to identify the four main fly families that are most pertinent to fly fishers worldwide. As shown in this video, the four families are identified by what the wings of the fly look like when at rest - whether flat, upright, scaly or roof/tent shape. Knowing that the wing shape determines which type of fly it is that is being imitated, or observed, is a great starting point for amateur entomologists.

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