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Old 03-02-2011, 05:42 PM
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I know I am not the only one, but it's hard to take other people fishing with me because of the style I use to nymph fish. I know most people cast up stream and allow the nymph to drift and will then see the hit. I just started fishing a new style last year because of the waters I was fishing. I am fishing a water in Western Wyoming that has a lot of boulders, slack pockets, and high fast water. I would often times fish rigs I call double uglies, because I would use a bug ugly stonefly nymph on the front, and trail it with a smaller stone. I would make short casts behind the boulders, and would then high stick it and keep the line tight. I would have to feel the bites, and most of the time they were very aggressive. I would also do a lot of swing fishing when the water got a bit lower later in the season. I found it to be a very pro active way of fishing, and I sure loved hoping around those boulders.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:21 PM
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Default Re: Who fishes nymphs this way?

Same works for me on some small streams around here
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Default Re: Who fishes nymphs this way?

I've done this but was fishing between dead-fall spruce trees that were sweeping the rivers edge. I noticed fish rising between the down evergreens but had no dry flies. I tied on a #12 golden stone and crept up from tree to tree and flipped it out to let it swing in. Doing this I caught char between 12 and 16 inches until I began to feel guilty for catching them. They were all so fat from the black stone flies they were eating that it was hard to believe how plump they were. When I got thinking about the long hard winter that was on the way I stopped doing it.

The same nymph dabbing works well on some of my favorite creeks too but never have I found a concentration of fish like that day in 2006. I should mention that I was fishing for silver salmon and using a 9'6" 7 weight rod. I never changed the leader and so tied the nymph onto 15 pound fluorocarbon.

Adapt & overcome I guess
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Default Re: Who fishes nymphs this way?

Seems that many now call that Czech Nymphing with a Tenkara rig...

Very effective, especially in the situations you described. Tight-line, high-stick nymphing has been around for ages and good methods never seem to go out of style, even though we sometimes move on to the supposedly next best thing, or rename the process. If it works then continue to make it happen and have fun in the process.

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Default Re: Who fishes nymphs this way?

If you're enjoying yourself, and the method you're using is legal; keep right on enjoying yourself. It's a great way to fish those small pockets; and where I do a lot of my fishing those small pockets are walked past by the majority of the fishermen. Have fun...

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Hi.
Your method isn't new as from time to time we all try all methods to try to fool the fish,as over the years I also have caught heaps of fish using your method.
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Default Re: Who fishes nymphs this way?

why is it hard to take others fishing with you when you use this method? it's a common method. just spread out. enjoying the scenery and nature is one of the main reasons to fish these waters. if buddies feel the same way, say good luck to each other then move away, come back together for a breaks, lunch and at the end of the day, or sit on the bank at times and watch each other. in my eyes, giving each other room is very considerate and allowing each to enjoy the river is what friendship is about. even in The Movie (lol) they go off on their own.

UNLESS what you mean is you are quite successful in this method and your buddies fish differently and are much less successful. chuckling...

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i meant that it's hard to fish with other people this way, is because I usually fish by myself a lot, and I know it's not a new way to fish, but it's something i jsut taught myself by adapting to the different rivers and rocks, and so on. it's hard to take someone else fishing with this method because it's not a method i can just explain and voila! they have it. it took me a lot of trial and error. and yes, when i have tried taking people along to fish this way, i was much more successful, haha.
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Default Re: Who fishes nymphs this way?

I do something similar, but with only a single fly. I have yet to really try the tandem rig.
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