All About Waterwisp®
THIS IS WATERWISP®, the quantum leap in dry
fly development. Waterwisp's innovative, patented designs:
Raise more fish: Guide-proven to work
Look more natural: Upturned hook more
realistically mimics live insects
Land softer: Delicate, splash free
presentation; hackle placement ensures upright landing
Float longer: Extra-buoyant balanced
Are easier to see: High profile, liberal
use of CDC increase visibility even in poor light
Have true hooking power: Specially
designed bend and gape consistently hook in upper jaw
Are durable: Crafted of finest materials,
custom Dai-ichi hooks, high-grade hackle
Engineered specifically to overcome the growing challenge of selective
trout, Waterwisp flies represent a quantum leap in fly design. They
are specially built to present the most natural profile. They ride higher,
float longer, and work better than ordinary dry flies. Because of their
patented design and balance, Waterwisp flies land upright and are virtually
splash proof. Even inexperienced flyfishers will find them almost impossible
to drown with a less-than-perfect cast.
Why Develop Waterwisp?
More and more of today's dry fly fishing is catch and release for increasingly
educated trout. Angling pressure results in cautious, fussy fish demanding
perfect immitations and floats. On how many blue-ribbon waters do good
fish turn away because the fly doesn't have a convincingly natural presentation?
Waterwisp responds to that challenge with: "A new, exciting fly...
a radical departure from conventional fly-tying" Fort
Collins Triangle Review
Waterwisp is designed to fool the wariest trout. It lures them to the
surface even when hatches are sparse or absent. Available in mayfly,
caddis, stonefly, and terrestrial patterns, Waterwisp flies help reduce
the odds in the already unequal struggle between wily trout and hopeful
Why Is Waterwisp Unique?
Take a good look at Waterwisp. It appears to be tied backwards and
upside down. The eye is at the tail of the fly, The hook faces up and
is hidden by the hackle. From above, Waterwisp looks funky -- like a
fly without a hook. From below, it looks uncannily like an insect just
alighting on the water. Hence the name -- Waterwisp.
Look closer. The Waterwisp body curves like the real thing. The wings
rise or lie back naturally. The hackle is soft and supple. The tying
is precise, correct, and durable. The special highcarbon steel hook
is specifically shaped for balance, presentation, and secure hooking.
But Does It Work?
Tie on a Waterwisp. Loop it out. See how easily it casts. Observe it
drift lightly down to the water. Note how it lands softly, hook and
hackle up, balancing and bobbing on the surface like a natural insect.
Why does Waterwisp float so well? For two reasons. First, its weight
is evenly distributed along the length of the shank. Second, and equally
important, no hook point breaks the surface tension of the water.
Watch a subsurface trout spot a Waterwisp, rise purposefully to the
surface, and suck it in. Play the fish to net. Note that Waterwisp remains
firmly set in the upper jaw through jumps and runs, but disengages easily
to release the fish. Remember also that fish hooked in the upper jaw
tend to tire sooner, limiting the dangerous build-up of lactic acid,
and so recover faster on release.
Waterwisp has been tested by guides against selective trout on some
of the most demanding U.S. waters. Their unanimous opinion: "Awesome.""Incredible."
"Unbelievable." "Brings fish up even when they're not rising for anything
else." In fact, Waterwisp flies are so realistic that trout often seem
to prefer them to even smaller natural insects of the same type when
floating side by side.
That's why serious anglers are already calling Waterwisp the dry fly
for the 21st century.
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