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7 Reddit comments about Dynamic Nymphing: Tactics, Techniques, and Flies from Around the World:

u/dahuii22 · 5 pointsr/flyfishing

Oh boy.

There are a bunch of us here.

I run a Cortland Comp 10'6" 3wt with 100gr Cortland nymph line and a custom leader/sighter out here in Eastern PA.

How deep into the nymphing game are you (for others to help w leader set up and suggestions)? Do you own this yet? If not, you should buy it!

u/RoverLife · 4 pointsr/flyfishing
u/larrisonw · 3 pointsr/flyfishing

Where do you live? CT?


Fly fishing has a pretty serious learning curve, from my experience. I assume being avid fisherman, you are pretty comfortable working a lure such as a Rapala? The very fist type of fly I would suggest you try is streamers. It's very straight forward and you can work the streamer like a standard lure. Buy some wooly buggers in various colors and stick to them for a while.


Secondly, catching fish in february isn't easy. If we're simply discussing chance of success, I would suggest you focus your fishing efforts in April/May/June when the water temps help fish activity.


After catching some things on buggers, I would try nymphing and dry flies. A great book on nymphing is Dynamic Nymphing by George Daniel


Lastly, if you are still struggling, find someone to bring you out and work with you. I'm too far from CT to assist, but you can hire a guide or maybe someone on this board lives up there and would take you out and help.


Best of luck! Would love to see an update to this when you finally do land some fish!

u/anglrNick · 2 pointsr/flyfishing

It seriously takes a lot of tying practice to make them not bulky - Use smaller thread, less thread wraps and all together, less material.

You'll see your patterns get simpler and simpler, tapers getting better, taking less time, etc.

If you're in the mood for some deep research and stuff, get George Daniels "Dynamic Nymphing" book - It's not all about that euro, it covers everything. Especially weight.

u/wheelfoot · 2 pointsr/flyfishing

George Daniel is the master. I was fortunate to take a class with him a few years ago. His book Dynamic Nymphing is probably the best book on the subject.

u/fishnogeek · 2 pointsr/flyfishing

Packing light + fly fishing....hah, that's a fine joke.

Two fly boxes = either a newbie, a true veteran, or somebody with waaaay more discipline than I have.

Yeah, I see those E12 caddis-ish things now. Those will probably work, but you'll probably want some EHCs too. It's a ridiculously productive pattern.

Thought of one other thing: you may want some hoppers. You could grease up those muddlers and fool some fish, but they won't float for long. Hucking big hoppers along a grassy shoreline is one of summer's finest pleasures in the Western US.

Nymphing....yup, that's a big subject. Yes, it can be VERY productive, particularly on the crowded tailwaters (aka tailraces, the stretches of water beneath a dam with controlled flows; many of them function like spring creeks in terms of producing bugs - and therefore large quantities of large fish). It also gets very technical, even down to specialized rods and lines, plus a variety of rigs and techniques and, of course, fly patterns.

There are multiple styles of nymphing ranging from simple to uber-techy. Here's a quick-and-dirty intro that'll probably start a war...

  • Hopper-dropper: simply dropping a weighted nymph on a short line below a floating fly (not always a hopper). It's simple, but it can also be extremely fun and effective - particularly in small streams and creeks that don't get hammered by so many people. Not really 'nymphing' per se, but the dropper is usually called a nymph, and it works.

  • Indicator Nymphing: broadly-speaking, any rig that includes a strike indicator. Some people totally geek out on it; other people disdain it. These groups can generally be differentiated by their speech patterns: the people who approve call it "indicator nymphing", whereas the folks who look down on them call it "bobber fishing". Personally, I think the folks who do nothing else might be missing the broader forest for the sake of a few interesting trees, but the people who think it's simple and unsophisticated probably haven't taken it seriously enough to appreciate the intricacies.

  • Euro/Czech/Straightline/Shortline Nymphing: many of us use these terms almost interchangeably as shorthand for indicator-less nymphing, whether upstream or downstream. The folks who take these things seriously probably won't appreciate having all the distinct techniques lumped together, but tough cookies.

  • Swinging: this covers the downstream swinging of wet flies, soft hackles, and streamers - so long as you ignore St. Galloup's streamer methods.

    Broadly speaking, the indicator techniques are probably better for deeper water and long-line situations, and the shorter line flavours can be deadly effective in shallower rivers. Streamer fishing can be effective in more situations than most people think, and the hopper-dropper thing is mostly for pocket water.

    From there...well, just read Dynamic Nymphing and choose how down this slippery slope you want to slide.

    Yes, you need to start tying. And when you do, kiss your minimalistic habits good-bye....
u/EuroNymphGuy · 1 pointr/flyfishing

I've got all sorts, as I tie my own. I do use a 11' 3-wt., but you can "high stick" nymph with any length of rod. I know there have been posts in the past on Euro-nymphing, and so, just search.

If you really want to know more, this book by George Daniel is a classic. He also has some videos on YouTube.