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 Post subject: Nymphing methods
PostPosted: June 5th, 2017, 1:59 pm 
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Drop Shot-
Czech -
Right angle -
Tight line -

What do you favor. I'm trying to do more of it. Probably put more time in this year than the past 5 combined. But don't feel I'm getting the complete hang of it. Always looking for options.


The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of something that is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

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 Post subject: Re: Nymphing methods
PostPosted: June 5th, 2017, 2:35 pm 

Joined: February 14th, 2007, 1:00 am
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Location: New Hampshire
Right angle 90% of the time. It is a great way to get down fast, and casting it gets easier with practice.

I am determined to get good at czech numphing but I am lacking onfidence that I can get thatbclose to the fish.

French nymphing is a whole other ball of wax... 20' leaders, tiny flies and reading a fish's body language. I am not sure I have the patience for this one

What is drop shot?

"Fishermen...spending their lives in the fields and woods...are often in a more favorable mood for observing her, in the intervals of their pursuits, than philosophers or poets even, who approach her with expectation." - Thoreau

 Post subject: Re: Nymphing methods
PostPosted: June 5th, 2017, 2:53 pm 
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Be VERY careful doing some of these methods on FFO water. Remember, in Maine, the flies must be propelled by the weight of the fly line. In a few of the afore-mentioned methods you aren't casting those flies with the weight of the line.......

......so, technically, on FFO water, a Warden could ticket you because you're not meeting the Maine DIFW criteria for flyfishing. Just a "heads up".

Dave M

PS: whether we agree with that definition or not......it IS the law.

"Fish the West every year. Life is short; and you'll be dead a long time." Chris Hutchins--2009

 Post subject: Re: Nymphing methods
PostPosted: June 5th, 2017, 5:41 pm 

Joined: July 21st, 2011, 9:30 pm
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Location: Brunswick
I do a little of everything, if I plan on nymphing all day, or for a large amount of time it's right angle. If I'm switching up a lot I just loop a TMB on where I want it. Sallow fast water I'm tight lining, which I'm very new at. I did spend all of Sunday morning working down a well known western Maine river tight lining. It is very effective in that type of water, it gives me another technique to use in a type of water I have always struggled with. I landed a few fish and missed a lot, but learned even more after doing it for 5 hours straight.

And yes, you better make sure you are fly fishing by legal definition. I ran into someone last fall up there, from Mass, who was telling me how great Czech nymphing is and that's all he does, 100% of the time. Showed me his rig, probably closeen to a half an ounce of lead with 25+ feet on mono for a leader. Told me to "get rid of all that fly line, you don't need it."
I told him "can't do that here in ME, you are not technically fly fishing"
I explained the law to him, he was not happy with me, and continued to fish with the same set up.


"A good game fish is too valuable to be caught only once"
Lee Wulff

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