Euro Nymphing Bites

Congrats to the U.S. Flyfishing team for a 6th place finish in the World Flyfishing Championships this past June. If … Continued

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.