We are looking forward to your posts on this thread, I think most of us have a lot to learn about wet flies & ways to rig & fish them other than down & across. I like reading some older American books on wets, there's some good info in them- Ray Bergman, Ray Ovington, Larry Koller, Leisenring & Hidy and others had some great stuff to say about wets, soft hackles & flymphs. And in more recent years, Sylvester Nemes did much to popularize soft hackles in the USA through his books, and Dave Hughes has also written extensively about wets. But I think there are 2 areas in particular where Europeans are way better than Americans- wet fly fishing and fishing lakes & ponds. We have so much good public trout stream access in the states that most trout fisherman here don't do much lake fishing. I know in Europe it's generally the opposite, and the best trout streams there are often expensive to fish, so lakes are more accessible to the average guy and much less costly. And nymphing with strike indicators & split shot seems to have largely replaced the use of wet flies over the past few decades in America. Every method, of course, has its moment. I'm always looking to expand my repertoire of techniques, rigging and flies.