Euro Nymphing Bites

Congrats to the U.S. Flyfishing team for a 6th place finish in the World Flyfishing Championships this past June. If they'd have actually let you flyfish, you probably would have won. I've been withholding comment while I tested this Euro-Czech-Polish nymphing style (the competition standard) out for myself. Super weighted nymphs on tight lines ... oh, it's different, and it catches fish ... by snagging trout in the face. That isn't flyfishing. I'm sorry, the essence of flyfishing is watching a fish follow, chase, and take an artificial ... that deliberate stalk and gulp. I'm just not into "the rake" approach. If you want a real flyfishing competition, it should be done either with dry flies only, or streamers. Period.