A Beginner’s Guide to Fly-Fishing Lures

Brett Coltman (UBS)

A prominent financial professional with considerable experience in the investments sector, Brett Coltman currently serves as Senior Vice President – Wealth Management at UBS Financial Services. In his free time, Brett Coltman enjoys fly-fishing at various destinations throughout the United States.

When it comes to fly-fishing, there are various types of lure from which to choose. Below is a quick look at some of the most common types of flies.

Dry flies: One of the most commonly used flies, a dry fly refers to any fly that mimics the activity of an aquatic insect on the surface of the water.

Terrestrials: A blanket term used to describe any animal that spends the majority of its time on dry land, terrestrials are often insects or mammals that accidentally fall into lakes or streams.

Midges: Midges are relatively small flies that can have great utility in tailwaters.

Streamers: Typically retrieved in…

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