To me, topwater strikes are always much more exciting, whether I'm casting for trout, salmon, bass, or any other gamefish. Under the right conditions, ladyfish, baby tarpon, and even small creek snook can be taken on dry flies. But there are three distinct advantages to the dry fly method on bonefish. First, you always know where the fly is in relation to the fish--a critical factor on tailers who often move randomly, slowly changing direction a few feet left or right. With a sunken fly, it's easy to misjudge exactly where the feathers are, or when to give the fly some action. Secondly, a floating pattern won't hang in the bottom. Even reverse wing and keel hook wet patterns will get stuck in turtle grass or pick up weeds when cast in what is often little more than ankle-deep water. The third advantage is that the fish has a much better chance of seeing a dry fly when you are casting over humpy bottoms. Bonefish will often feed in places where patches of substrate are almost emergent on a falling tide; they literally squirm from hole to hole, and often a wet fly will sink out of sight on the opposite side of a slope.