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Old 02-03-2009, 09:33 AM
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Default Still water nymphing

Ok i've wondered this for quite a while. How do you nymph in still water? When fishing dries in still water the wind will move them around or you can bump them a little bit but what do you do for nymphs? Do you just let them sit, bump them, long slow strips?

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I use a very slow hand twist to retrieve my nymphs on stillwater. I like to anchor the boat and then measure the water depth and then use that to adjust the leader/indicator so I'm just above the weed bed.

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Ok i've wondered this for quite a while. How do you nymph in still water? When fishing dries in still water the wind will move them around or you can bump them a little bit but what do you do for nymphs? Do you just let them sit, bump them, long slow strips?

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Typically you will want to impart some action to your flies when fishing stillwaters, but how much and what type of movement will depend on what it is your trying to imitate, water temperature, and light conditions, even then there are often exceptions to the rule.

If you enjoy reading I would recommend 'Fishing stillwaters for trophy Trout' by Denny Rickards. The man has pretty much became the stillwater Guru and catches many massive trout.
Also you can listen to a great interview with Denny (about 1.5 hrs long) at this sight, add this sight to your favorites as they interview many well known fly fishing Guru's from around the country.
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What fyshstykr said...you should learn the various strip hand retrieves and Denny Rickards is an excellent source...Chan and Rowley are also good.
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When nymphing on still water, I use a foam football indicator large enough to keep the nymph(s) suspended at the desired depth. Then I concentrate on the indicator and fish it like a foam spider or popper for bluegills. Just twitch it once or twice, let it set until rings disipate, then give it a few more twitches.

If I don't catch a fish after awhile, I'll vary the length of pauses, number and agressiveness of the twitches, etc, until the fish tell me what they want.
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