Fishing the Perfect Fly McGinty Wet Fly Classic Nymph
The McGinty is a classical wet fly that was developed by Mr. Charles McGinty in 1883. It
was originally developed for bass but it was later determined that it was a great fly for
trout fishing. It is suppose to imitate a bumble bee or a wasp. We list it under the bream
section but it is also used by many anglers for trout. It can be used for bream,
shellcrackers, bass, perch, and other species panfish.
Fish the McGinty wet fly just like most any other wet fly. If you are fishing a stream with
moving water, it is best to cast down and across. Mend the line to get the fly down to the
depth you need to get it to. Allow the fly to swing around to directly downstream in the
current. You may even try casting it up and across. The key is to keep constant contact
with the fly so that you can feel a fish take the fly.
In still water, you may want to use a sinking or a sinking tip line to get the fly down. If you
use a floating line, you will need to add some split shot to the tippet a few inches above
the fly. Cast it out and allow it to get down to the depth you think the particular species of
fish you are after is. Slowly strip in back in using one to two inch strips done very slowly.
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