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Old 10-01-2011, 11:38 PM
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Default Re: Better nymphing....need tips

adjust the depth via shot. the addition of one bb shot can be the difference between failure and success. finding the depth of a feeding fish is 95%of the game.


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Default Re: Better nymphing....need tips

By the by, the "Utah bounce technique" is also called drop shotting.
You lose your shot on the bottom, not your flies.....
Lead is toxic to most all life forms.
It passes through the macroinvertebrates, to the fish, to us if we eat one (With the added jolt of build up along the way.)
(A great reason to eat little ones too, instead of the fatties....)
Please use tungsten shot if you fish this style.
More than a few guides there, started fishing this style so beginners can hook up.
Making this sport easier so you can handle forty fish in a day, makes me think someone is missing the point. I remember when we worked up, to doing that.
Not sure who I feel more sorry for, the fish, or fishermen.
Just so you know, I have people quiz me if I guide that way, before agreeing to hire me.
Poor form or progress, you make the call.....

And maybe give your local DFG a call too, it's not legal here.

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Old 10-03-2011, 02:19 PM
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Default Re: Better nymphing....need tips

A quick tip to help recognize a strike. Use two small bits of strike indicator putty about 6" apart. Not enough to suspend the fly but enough to see(not suspending the fly is a plus in my eyes). Often makes it much easier to detect a strike than a single indicator.
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Default Re: Better nymphing....need tips

Hey Al, yes I am on OAF. Posted something similar there. Looking for both region specific, and general advice so that's why I've tried both forums.

Lots of information to process and I did go down to Lake Taneycomo on Saturday and Sunday to practice. Can't say I did well. I only took in one on the nymphing. Took in several more on my go to practice of stripping cracklebacks. When I got real bored, I barrel shot Outlet 2 with a tan scud and a copper john. Not very sporting, but actually catching a few does make you feel better.

I'll keep working at it. I'm not one to give up.
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Tomorrow I'll be Kayaking/fly fishing the North Fork but Thursday morning I'll be at Taney if they maintain the current generation schedule. I'd be more than happy to hook up and show some things that I have been successful with or at least engage in general BS and fish lies!!
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Russ, I wish I could. I'm working all week. As for the weekend, between the wife's plans for the weekend and the need to mow the lawn it's an unlikely occurrence unless it's real early. I'm not a fan of early, LOL. I'll be out of town the weekend of 10/14-10/16 too. I'm probably gonna be AWOL on Taneycomo for a few weeks.

When I get back, I'll keep plugging away at the techniques I've read here and on OAF.
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By the by, the "Utah bounce technique" is also called drop shotting.
You lose your shot on the bottom, not your flies.....
Lead is toxic to most all life forms.
It passes through the macroinvertebrates, to the fish, to us if we eat one (With the added jolt of build up along the way.)
(A great reason to eat little ones too, instead of the fatties....)
Please use tungsten shot if you fish this style.
More than a few guides there, started fishing this style so beginners can hook up.
Making this sport easier so you can handle forty fish in a day, makes me think someone is missing the point. I remember when we worked up, to doing that.
Not sure who I feel more sorry for, the fish, or fishermen.
Just so you know, I have people quiz me if I guide that way, before agreeing to hire me.
Poor form or progress, you make the call.....
We call that strip and flip, was surprised to see his use of lead.

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Check out the Orvis Guide to Nymphing by Tom Rosenbauer. It's an excellent, simple book. IMHO, the best one for beginners.

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