5 Dry Fly Fishing Tips

5 Dry Fly Fishing Tips


If the fish are rising all around you then it’s time to fish a dry fly. Dry fly fishing offers some of the most exciting days of the year but presentation is everything! Despite the rain, we have had a few cracking days already in the Peak District and around Derbyshire.

Here’s a few tips to help you present your dry fly.

1> Select a fly that is a similar size and colour to those the fish are taking. A book like this one will really help.

2> Use a tapered leader, this will help “turnover” the fly at the end of your cast.

3> Stop your rod high on your forward cast, this will form a tight loop of line that will travel out across the water and help turnover your fly

4> Use your feet. Instead of trying to cast to every fish you see, use your feet to get closer to your target. A shorter more accurate cast will mean that you are more likely to present the fly well.

5> Spend a bit of time preparing your leader, line and fly. Apply de-greaser to your leader to help it sink and some floatant to your dry fly if it needs a hand floating. You need to make sure that the leader near the fly is sinking, a crease in the surface tension from a leader is sure to turn the fish away.

Have fun and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need any help or advice!


River Fly Fishing For Trout & Grayling – A Quick Beginners Guide

By peaksflyfishing / March 21, 2017 / 2 Comments

Day Ticket Fly Fishing In The Peak District

By peaksflyfishing / January 28, 2019 / 2 Comments

Saltwater Fly Fishing In The UK – A Quick Beginners Guide

By peaksflyfishing / June 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

Fly Fishing For Coarse Fish

By peaksflyfishing / May 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

Fly Fishing For Grayling – A Quick Beginners Guide

By peaksflyfishing / September 5, 2015 / 2 Comments

Fly Fishing For Pike – A Quick Beginners Guide

By peaksflyfishing / March 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

Dry Fly Fishing On Rivers – A Beginners Guide

By peaksflyfishing / January 14, 2019 / 0 Comments
picture-of-peak-district-fly-fishing

5 Unique Stillwater Flies & How To Fish Them

By peaksflyfishing / March 20, 2018 / 0 Comments
early season fly fishing

Fly Fishing For Early Season Trout – How To Catch Them

By peaksflyfishing / February 1, 2018 / 1 Comment

Guide To Traditional Upstream Nymphing – In Particular Prospecting With A Nymph

By peaksflyfishing / August 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

Best Flies For The Derbyshire Wye

By peaksflyfishing / July 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Best Flies For The River Test

By peaksflyfishing / July 18, 2018 / 0 Comments
early season fly fishing

Learn Online – Fly Fishing Resources To Help You

By peaksflyfishing / January 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *