07-24-2016, 02:05 PM
Re: Casting nymphs vs dries
The overhand cast is for dries......why would it be for nymphing? The romance of the dry cast is silly.......when not fishing dries.
I almost never cast that way when nymphing. We aren't drying flies, and no false casts are needed.........
I can cast it overhand because I have complete loop control, but.......... why would I?
When nymphing, I'm fishing 10-40 ft, even out to 60ft with the switch rod....
so a rollcast is plenty.
The rollcast is your friend. Add a waterload and problems go away. The snap-T sneaks in now as well.
When guiding, even beginners..we have a great day with few tangles if they listen to me and roll it...If they overhand (some folks can't quit it, it's like muscle memory is reality...)......I spend more time dealing with a big "windknot".
I'm a knot master after all these years....but that doesn't make it fun....
If you are dealing, you aren't fishing.................
Most fishers that graduate to nymphing from dries, pick an aim-point way too low. We throw at the water because a dry turns over easily....
When nymphing, pick a spot 3ft or more above where you aim now.
The more weight you use, the higher you raise the aim-point.
Gives the leader time to turn over. It "opens" the loop. This is especially true when you get into longer leaders.
If you up-line a bit, the line can handle the extra weight better as well.........
Unlike casting a dry, when rollcasting, chop to the water, don't stop a ten o'clock.......
Have fun working it out.
Last edited by Bigfly; 07-24-2016 at 02:35 PM.