How do I know my fly size?

How do I know my fly size?

FLY SIZES. Fly sizes are referred to by a number that denotes the size of the hook on which the fly is tied. For most trout flies, the larger the number, the smaller the fly. For example, a size 18 Adams (#18 Adams) is smaller than a size 12 Adams.

What are fly hook sizes?

Hook sizes that are used for flies range from less than 1/8 of an inch in length for the smallest to 3 inches for the largest. In the smaller trout-sized hook, we use even numbers 2 through 28; the larger the number, the smaller the fly.

How big is a size 6 fly hook?


#2 – #4 7/16” LARGE
#6 – #8 3/8” MEDIUM
#8 – #10 1/4” SMALL
#10 – #12 5/32”” X-SMALL

How do I know if I have dry flies?

Dry Flies– they usually have lighter hooks and collars. If they are made of elk hair or stiffer material, they’re likely dry flies. Also, if they are made of foam, they’ll float! Nymphs– You can tell a nymph by its size and material.

Is 1 fishing hook bigger than a 32?

Hooks come in many different sizes according to their usage, saltwater and predator hooks are usually the largest and range typically in fly fishing from 5/0 down to 1/0 (aught sizes) then 1 down to size 10. Freshwater flies typically range from size 4 down to size 32!

What fishing hook is larger 1 or 32?

Fishing hook sizes are generally referred to by a number from the smallest (size 32) to the largest (size 19/0). For hook sizes from 32 to 1, the larger the number, the smaller the hook. For fish hook sizes from 1/0 (called a one aught) to 19/0, the larger the number the larger the hook.

How big is a size 32 hook?

I tie my size 32 flies on a Tiemco brand TMC 518 hook. It’s among the smallest mass-produced hooks in the world that you can actually hook and land a trout on. The overall length of the hook is 3.6 millimeters, or about 0.144 inches.

What’s the difference between dry and wet flies?

Dry flies are tied and designed to float on the water’s surface without sinking or becoming submerged (hence the term ‘dry’). Wet flies are purpose-built to sink and be fished beneath the surface. If you have a floating line, you can fish both wet and dry flies.