In the early days of fly tying and fly-fishing, “wet flies” were king. Dry flies and nymphs today are more popular, but wet flies, which are fished subsurface, are still very successful for catching trout, steelhead, and salmon.
Wet flies do not closely imitate natural insects or bait fish, but give the impression of emerging mayflies. This hook is a “modern” version of the traditional wet fly hook. The heavy wire helps the fly sink and the extra strength makes this hook a great tool for steelhead and large trout.