Re: Nymph fishing without indicators
I think I might find out the answer for you this weekend. I'm heading to a mecca of 'bobber' flyfishing this weekend with the intent of trying to fish it without using a bobber. The place is Lee's Ferry, and the rig is similar to the 'provo bounce' rig mentioned earlier. The main reason I'm making this attempt is twofold. One, casting this rig is . . . an abomination against the aesthetics of the sport. I mean, it's ugly, what with bobber, lead shot and a pair of flies all cartwheeling through the air, with every fisherman ducking in rhythm as his own bola imitation slings over his head. And the whole rig won't fly much further than 30 feet before splashing down like an Apollo re-entry vehicle.
Two, I'm not a patient man. I don't fish to watch bobbers float by over and over and over.
So, after having recently read a book about old school nymph fishing, I've decided to give it a shot. Now, I don't expect to catch a lot of fish, certainly not as many as my bobber-expert friends, but I do plan to learn how to focus/unfocus my mind, and see through the water better. And maybe think more like a fish.
I'll tell ya how it works out next week.
"Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn." ~Chuck Clark