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Re: Euro- Czech nymphing my new favorite

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3 flies isn't that bad when all your doing is water hauling for the most part. The coiled sighters are fairly easy to make. made a few a couple years ago and only used them a few times. I need to revisit that this year.

To make the coil, just wrap a high viz piece of mono on a pencil, pen, etc and boil it for a few minutes. Take it out and instantly put it in an ice bath. Tie a perfection loop on either end (probably best before you boil). There ya go.


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Edited by ryguyfi on 2013/1/21 13:09:03
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Re: Euro- Czech nymphing my new favorite

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Thanks ryguy

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Re: Euro- Czech nymphing my new favorite

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I love czech/polish/euro/tightline nymph tactics. They work great.

The do not however, completely replace indicator rigs, not by a long shot.

What i've found is that by working an area with both techniques allows me to catch fish i've been passing up. For instance, I can nymph deeper parts of a run with an indicator rig, then switch to a tight line rig and effectively cover the shallower and faster water at the head of the run or the riffles leading into a run. I've found that if i get at least a few fish out of the obvious areas in a particular run, i can ussually hook a few more by switching rigs and fishing the water leading into the run.

Kev

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Re: Euro- Czech nymphing my new favorite

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I agree with Kev, the water will determine what style of fishing you should be doing, and don't be afraid to just do what it takes to get the fly to the fish, because the bottom line is to catch the fish, regardless if the way you did it is stylish at the moment or not.

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Re: Euro- Czech nymphing my new favorite

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The thing I find interesting is beginners who bypass all the fundamentals of flyfishing to "euronymph." Best way to learn how to nymph is shorten up your casts and highstick or tightline... also the most effective in my opinion.

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Re: Euro- Czech nymphing my new favorite

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Shush up Nick, what the heck do you know? Do not post if you are going to make up lies.

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Re: Euro- Czech nymphing my new favorite

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Nothing at all Shane.

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I like to tightline large flies for small fish at times... mainly on brookie streams.

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And use a treble hook as a trailer just in case the fish misses the fly the treble hook is sure to get em on the hookset.

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Re: Euro- Czech nymphing my new favorite

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Mike- I discovered this technique about this time last year after reading George Daniel's book. I thought it was crazy until i tried it. It flat out revolutionized my nymphing. I make my own leaders using a formula in George's book.

5' 20# Stren Blue
24" 10# Stren Yellow
24" .030mm sighter material ending in a 2mm tippet ring
24-30" flourocarbon with 4-6" droppers attached the the tippet using double surgeons knot.


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Re: Euro- Czech nymphing my new favorite

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Mike
I hope Sean Crocker sees this thread , he is a master of nymphing ,he is on one of the competition teams

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Re: Euro- Czech nymphing my new favorite

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Good job Mike.

as many have pointed out already, it has it's time and place.

Have fun, and read up on it. there are a ton of books and videos on it. most notably George Daniels book called Dynamic Nymphing. That book is a game changer if you like to nymph.

keep up the good work Mike!

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I high stick a whole lot more than I use indicators - however, all techniques have their place. I like high sticking better in deep pools because I get a better feel for the bottom. I also like doing without an indicator when casting tight up against the bank - where most of the fish hang out in the places I fish.

In general, I zone out when fishing indicators and focus more without them. Your mileage may vary. My most successful nymphing is when I imagine where a fish is lying and then run the nymph through that lie. I do that better when "Euronymphing". When I am fishing with an indicator I tend to "chuck-and-chance-it", which isn't a high percentage way to hook up.

One of the most cahllenging things with high sticking is to sense the hit so you can strike. Most times I do not feel it and just see the leader subtly move. After a while you get a sixth sense about it and strike automatically for reasons ypou aren't aware of. I try to lead the nymphs so there is the slightest sag in the leader. Having some sag in the leader also allows the nymphs to sink. When the sag starts to tighten I strike - you almost never feel the hit with a sag in your leader. I don't use a colored leader because I do OK without it, but some people really find that helpful.

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Re: Euro- Czech nymphing my new favorite

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I employ both methods, high sticking and fishing with an indicator. Depending on the conditions both work very well. I find myself high sticking when I'm fishing in close. I use an indicator when fishing at a distance. It is really neat to catch a trout when you are nymph fishing at 40 to 50+ feet away.

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Re: Euro- Czech nymphing my new favorite

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Thanks for all of the insight. I will be making some leaders. I will use tippet rings. I plan on getting some high viz mono as well. I have a few ideas in mind as to what to make. I will also try a few blood knots. I am really working on upping my game this year and gaining more and more knowledge everyday. Thank you all for helpful insight.

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