Re: Nymphs and Streamers

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Posted by JB Yuille on April 30, 1997 at 18:54:19:

In Reply to: Nymphs and Streamers posted by Winston on April 30, 1997 at 15:37:56:

: I have been flyfishing farm ponds in S. GA. for bass and brim for over fifteen years, I have now begun to take my fly rod to the trout streams of N. GA. Does anyone have any suggestions or advice on how to effectively 'fish' nymphs and/or streamers in the swift moving trout streams ? It seems after reviewing the message board that alot of you are having succes with woolly boogers, hare ear etc. Help ! Thanks.

I usually fish nymphs on a downstream drift with split shot about 12" - 18" above the nymph. Make sure to use enough shot to drift near the bottom. I have been having alot of success on the hooch and the Noontootla with a cased caddis imitation tied on a size 12 scud hook.

With the caddis coming off on the hooch, an emerging caddis nymph on a swing drift below you is deadly. With the current keeping your line tight, I think the strike is much easier to detect than when dead drifting a nymph.

For woolly buggers, I generally fish these in the deeper runs and pools with short strips just like you would retrieve them in a bass pond. I prefer a weighted or bullet head woolly bugger as opposed to split shot. Split shot seems to make the fly nose dive on the pauses between the strips as opposed to a level sinking action.

If you would like a caddis imitation, drop me a note and I'll send you one. They are extremely easy to tie and fish.

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