Posted by jeffg on May 01, 1997 at 09:05:54:
In Reply to: Re: Nymphs and Streamers posted by JB Yuille on April 30, 1997 at 18:54:19:
Nymphs are a blast to fish(the dry fly purist gonna love that one) but they take a ton of patience and time to become effective at it. Best way to learn would be to purchase a nymph detector(cork, or yarn) and start fishing nymphs that way. The detector will stop or hesitate for a split second and that is when you set the hook. That or try to find a fish you can see, stalk him and look then for flashes or the trout moving to one side or another, set the hook whenever the trout gulpes in something or flashes as it chases food.
See after nymph fishing for a while, you start using a "sixth" sense. You will start setting the hook for no appearent reason, but there will be a fish on the line. Basically when nymph fishing, it the line stops set the hook, if you see anytype of movement in the water where your nymph should be, set the hook. Granted you will lose flies and some patience, but until you can reach a point to notice differences between rocks, and a fish, just drive the hook home, and more than likely it will be a fish.
Nymph's on the Hootch> Hares Ears, Prince, Pinkish Scud, Off gray scud, tellico(right after they stock), Montana nymph on river below morgan falls
N GA Mt Nymphs> Hares ear, pheasent tail,bead head caddis, prince, small bitch creeks(if you can find them or tie them), brassies.
Hope this helps. And there are some wonderful books on the subject, or if you see someone nymphing watch them, and when they are finished with that spot approach them and see if they can share some techniques with you.
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