Anyone who has been fly fishing for a while will tell you all about the art and technique behind it all. There are plenty of methods that you can stick your teeth into when it comes to fly fishing, and there are many pieces of gear and fly fishing flies available.
As a general rule, dry fly fishing is an angling technique where your fly pattern floats exclusively on top of the water and does not sink beneath the surface. Dry flies patterns emulate insects in their adult form. Fish such as trout and bass typically feed on adult dry flies when they land on the water's surface. Many insects hatch, rest, or sometimes become caught on the water, and your dry fly will replicate these instances.