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What is water surface tension?

Surface Tension or Surface Film is a property of the surface of a liquid/water that causes it to behave like a sheet. It allows insects, such as the water strider (pond skater in the UK), to walk on water, and small objects, such as Dry Flies to float on the surface of water.

Many patterns take advantage of surface tension to appear like an insect which is alive and kicking, yet trapped tricking fish to view them as easy pickings.

Flies relating to Surface Tension

Surface Tension is mentioned in 189 flies within our catalogue. Of course, there are most likely more flies relating to this, but here is just a sample of the patterns: Show all related flies

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Stealth Yellow Spinner Fly

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Stealth Pale Morning Dun Fly

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Stealth Amber Spinner Fly

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Klinkhammer Olive Fly

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Stealth Pale Evening Dun Fly

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Stealth Light Cahill Fly

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Stealth Blue Winged Olive Fly

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Stealth Rusty Spinner Fly

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Haystack Fly

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Lime Fluo Buzzer Fly

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Daddy Longlegs Fly

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Epoxy Buzzer Black Fly

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