11-02-2011, 10:47 AM
Re: Czech style nymphing.. What is your experience?
CC, the good news with this technique, is you get grabs near the end of your rod....
The dark-side is the leader.
I was introduced to it by Andy Burk, who is well known for this style.
In fact a couple of Czech nymphers stopped by the shop this week, from Europe.
Didn't understand a word they said, but you could see their enthusiasm.
There are other versions too, Spanish, French, Polish, etc.
All very different.
Most of us have changed to a tippet ring, instead of tying up leaders.
Will it ever beat a dry fly rise? Not hardly.
It is an effective style, and worth learning. For some water it is about the best way to fish.
I don't fish this way much, since the thrill passed, but still use Andy's "Bottom Rollers" as my lead fly, to help in getting down there.
Just another trick in the kit.