Browsed by
Tag: nymph fishing

Guide To Traditional Upstream Nymphing – In Particular Prospecting With A Nymph

Guide To Traditional Upstream Nymphing – In Particular Prospecting With A Nymph

I learned my craft on fast flowing sections of rainfed Peak District rivers. Traditional upstream nymphing is in my blood and is probably my favorite method of fly fishing my home rivers. Being able to read the river, understand where the fish will be, cast your nymph in the right spot, detect the take and strike into the fish is exciting and skillful. I enjoy all forms of fly fishing but upstream nymphing, in particular, will always be slightly more…

Read More Read More

Prospecting On The Seam

Prospecting On The Seam

Whilst many anglers enjoy dry fly fishing, my favourite style of fly fishing is prospecting with a nymph. When dry fly fishing to rising fish, you already know where the fish are – you can see them. When you are prospecting with a nymph, you have no indicators as to where the fish are. This is rewarding as you have to try and read the river to work out likely lies and present the nymph or wet fly at the appropriate depth. It is incredibly satisfying…

Read More Read More

5 River Nymph Fishing Tips

5 River Nymph Fishing Tips

Nymph fishing on the river is a very productive method that requires skill and thought. Here are a few tips to help improve your technique. 1 A high floating line The end of your fly line must be floating as this is your bite indication. Apply some floatant such as Mucilin (see below) to ensure your line is floating high in the water.   2 Strike at everything  Strike at every unnatural movement in the fly line. Takes can be…

Read More Read More

3 Fly Fishing Tips to Catch More Fish!

3 Fly Fishing Tips to Catch More Fish!

Here’s 3 ideas to try and help you catch more fish; 1> Try an instant retrieve  I have found this really successful on still waters where trout can be seen feeding on nymphs just below the surface but are turning their nose up at everything you throw at them. If you start a quick smooth retrieve just before the fly hits the water (so the fly is moving when it lands), this can quite often induce a take. 2> Opposites attract! Sometimes the…

Read More Read More

Nymph fishing for fussy trout on Still Waters

Nymph fishing for fussy trout on Still Waters

We have had a few occasions fly fishing this year, especially on warmer days where no flies seemed to produce despite seeing the fish moving and taking insects subsurface. This will be a familiar story to many of you when the fish are switched on to tiny midges and other miniscule mouthfuls. In these circumstances try fly fishing to induce a take. A productive method is to fish a Pheasant Tail or Diawal Bach type nymph but to start your…

Read More Read More