Re: Beginner nymphing?
These guys are on it, as usual.
A couple things I'd add, though.
You will get good at guessing depth after a while.
Until then, rig shallow first, then you won't lose everything on the first drift.
It is a killer to lose it all, and then re-rig.
Raise indy about 6" at a time.
The game is to guess which you need, more weight, or more depth.
You will lose a few flies doing this. We say on the Truckee, "if you're not losing flies, you're not fishing".
This will take some practice, but there is hope.
Perfect this style, and fatties await.
Ultimately, it's not catching fish that satisfies, but knowing how.