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Old 07-28-2017, 03:15 PM
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I enjoy tying Frenchys, I use jig hooks, 14 usually and tungsten " disco beads , , ( octagon shaped bead head ). , I'll be honest I just can't enjoy fishing them though , I spend more time getting hung up on rocks , that I just don't bother with them , the only weight I used is the bead head , maybe I'll give it more time again soon , I just don't enjoy nymphing much , however I love tying them lol
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Taught as a dry fly guy in 1980, and hardly ever nymphed until ten years ago. Caught fish, not as many as hoped, mostly through emergers, and swinging nymphs, as well as hopper/dropper style. Didn't really enjoy it that much. However, now living in CO for a while have learned to hate "bobbers." Euro Nymphing is a little like shooting grouse but it's more stalking and forces your attention. My initial take is it's got a thrill to it, and I don't mind loosing flies once in a while, anymore than wasting shot on birds. Time will tell.
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It's a real skill and not one I've mastered
But know a couple of guys over here in the UK who predominantly 'euro-nymph' with long leadersor at least without fly line.
My guess would be it's very very different to fishing with a floating indicator, something which isnt really done on rivers over here, and without a doubt it's a lot more sensitive as you are in direct contact all the time.
Developing the experience to have the correctly weighted nymphs, with the correct spacing takes a lot of practice... these guys will constantly change the nymphs as they work up the river as river conditions alter, it's a very dynamic form of fishing that takes a lot of concentration.
I don't really agree with the vid, when I Euro nymph I do lose lots of flies just like he says... basically because I'm not very good at it, but watch someone who really understands how to fish the technique properly... they don't lose flies so much.
Done well it's deadly, you can see the slightest nudge from a fish... I guess that's why it's this technique that constantly wins at world comps.
I've got a hanak nymphing rod... I promise myself each close season that the next season is going to be the one where I focus on it and crack the skill, but it's a big commitment.... maybe next season
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I too am about the jig hook. Easier to keep weight known. I don't lose any more flies than if I'm floating in indicator. I do more Spanish style because around here a rod moving over/around fish is just a no no. So if my weight selection is too heavy I will know real quick, just like seeing your indicator doing the "jiggy" as it floats. I've gotten to the point I will but straight weight near my point fly just to avoid having to swap the fly all the time. My point fly isn't the fly I am truly fishing, it's the other two I catch 98% of my fish on. This winter I am going to experiment with a three fly rig that that doesn't use a weighted nymph but incorporates a 2" section of 3x tippet to accept split shot. I need more versatility in weight. If I can get this setup to work, I will be spending an extra hour in the day fishing and not playing with my setup. lol
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Check your local regulations. Illegal in some states.
Not neces. 'State wide' but it can be on a given river or sections there of. The Deschutes and Umpqua in Oregon come to mind.
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