Sunday, December 12, 2010
In The Meantime...Czech It Out!
This past summer, I took a class in Czech nymphing and really got hooked. It's a highly effective nymph fishing technique. The Czech and Polish anglers have been amongst the top performers in World fly-fishing championships. Why? One reason is because you are fishing very close to where the trout lie in the river. I load up my leader with two nymphs that are heavily weighted. The lead fly will be the Czech nymph that has lead to drop close to the river bottom. The flies have a lot of color...pretty vivid in fact. The size of the Czech nymphs runs large and this doesn't seem to deter the fish. The heaviness of the flies will cause it to sink rather fast and down to the bottom where the fish are eating nymphs. And the best part of this technique is that I don't have to use an indicator...it's all about the feel of the take. Tight line nymphing can be very productive and a lot of fun! (I love fast water!) By using this technique, the fly is in the water longer and that means a greater chance of hooking a fish! And isn't that what we all want?
Posted by THE RIVER DAMSEL at 7:33 PM