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Old 12-08-13, 05:29 PM   #1
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Question Euro-Nymphing Materials and Supplies

Over the past few weeks I've been trying educate myself on this Euro-Nymphing stuff. It seems everyone I speak with has a recommendation on fly line, tippet material, sighter, rod, etc. My head is spinning and I can't keep track of this stuff. So...I'll attempt to start a comprehensive thread listing materials and supplies pertaining to Euro-Nymphing.

I plan on making this a "sticky".

On another note....Paul Bourcq did an excellent job on his Euro-Nymphing presentation at the WNC Flyfishing Festival this weekend.

So......help out with this please!

Fly Lines
- Rio comp line (000 wt taper)
- Rio Ultimate Euro nymphing line
- Cortland Competition Nymphing Line
- Rio Comp(1st choice), 1 wt DT Rio (used on my 4 wt with 12# Maxima Ultra Green), 0
- wt DT Rio (used sometimes for my 3 wt with 10# Maxima Ultra Green, this is used if I'm strictly nymphing). Thanks 2fly!

Leader Material
- 15# Maxima ultra green
- Amnesia in 8# test in green and orange
- P Line CX copolymer in 15 lb test

Tippet Material
- Trouthunter Flourocarbon
- Frogs Hair Flourocarbon in 5, 6, and 7X
-Seaguer InvizX flurocarbon tippet material: $ 20.00 for 200 YARDS at Cabelas


Sighter Material
- 8lb greenAmnesia Colored Mono Thanks to RScott
- Stren Gold
- Amnesia (Chartreuse and Orange)
- Suffix Tangerine
- Jan Simans bicolor sighter
- Umpqua sighter tippet in 3x

Rods for Euro Nymphing
-Cortland Competition Nymph Rod ($220)
-TFO BVK ($249)
-Grey's Streamflex ($319 to $339)
-Sage ESN ($695)
-Scott A4 ($395)
-Cabela's CZN ($199)

Fly Tying Materials
-Jig Hooks (http://www.bluequillangler.com/)
-scud / egg hooks (size, brand and need a vendor?)
-Tungsten beads (http://www.bluequillangler.com/)
- AllenHooks
-more tungsten beads....great deals! Thanks aknezo!
- Tungsten beads from Riplips or Allen. Barbless Hooks from Allen, Troutlegend, or Performance Flies. Thx 2fly!


From Chuck Morris:
For brass beads, coneheads and hourglass eyes check:
http://www.wholesaleflycompany.com/

Euro-Nymphing Flies
-need a vendor

Miscellaneous
- tippet rings - (size, brand and need a vendor?)

Leader Talk
http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/foru...eferrerid=7160
http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/foru...eferrerid=7160

Reference

Performance Flies

The Blue Quill Angler

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Old 12-08-13, 06:13 PM   #2
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Great thread, Drifter. I too am trying to learn more about this euro nymph style. This thread will be a perfect one-stop-shop for info about it.
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Old 12-08-13, 06:32 PM   #3
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I use Rio Ultimate Euro nymphing line, but I also have a 3wt DT Rio line that just sags a bit. If you get a DT line go lighter line 0 or 1 wt. I modify 9 ft 3x tapered leaders for euro nymphing by cutting about 24" of leader off, adding on sighter, then level tippet (6X frog hair fluorocarbon) down to the flies. I use Umpqua sighter tippet in 3x but there are many other sighter material that you could use. Stren gold, Amnesia, Suffix tangerine, Jan Simans bicolor sighter are all other options. A good online shop for Euro nymphing fly tying materials is Performance Flies. Also The Blue Quill Angler has a whole euro nymphing section that has fly lines, materials, flies, etc. They have everything you will ever need to euro nymph. Also Allen has high quality hooks that are super cheap. Really good if you need to buy a TON of hooks. Im sure others will tune in with different options so we can have a really good resource for everything Euro Nymphing.
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Old 12-08-13, 06:43 PM   #4
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Excellent! Keep 'em coming.
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Old 12-08-13, 07:55 PM   #5
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Seaguer InvizX flurocarbon tippet material: $ 20.00 for 200 YARDS(I get mine from Cabelas)). Billed as 4 lb. but mics at 0.007 so more like 4X and seems a lot stonger than 4 lb.
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Old 12-08-13, 08:10 PM   #6
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The standard 9' 3X mono leader has already been mentioned. I use Frog Hair Flourocarbon in 5, 6, and 7X. Pretty much use Amnesia in 8# test in green and orange but Umpqua makes 3X bicolor sighter that you can get as well. Fly lines: Rio Comp(1st choice), 1 wt DT Rio (used on my 4 wt with 12# Maxima Ultra Green), 0 wt DT Rio (used sometimes for my 3 wt with 10# Maxima Ultra Green, this is used if I'm strictly nymphing). Don't forget fly tying. Tungsten beads from Riplips or Allen. Barbless Hooks from Allen, Troutlegend, or Performance Flies.
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Old 12-08-13, 08:56 PM   #7
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I spoke at length with Joe Goodspeed of Cortland yesterday at the Festival. He played a big part in the design of the new 10' 6" competition nymph rods. I was really impressed with the build quality and the fact that the rod retails for $219. He also helped design the competition nymph line (140 grain). They just released a similar version (120 grain) that has a plastic-coated braid that is super-sensitive and there is virtually no line sag through the guides. This rod is super light and should be really sensitive with the new line. Paul Bourcq used one during his Euro-nymphing seminar.

On another note, he was very excited about the new owners of Cortland and the direction the company is headed. I relayed to him some candid thoughts such as....they need to expand their dealer base and develop a bigger web presence. Their products (and dealers) are somewhat scarce on the WWW.
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Old 12-08-13, 10:29 PM   #8
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Steve, for long leaders I use P Line CX copolymer in 15 lb test, usually about 20' of it, 8lb Amnesia in green and red for the sighter and Rio tippet (usually 5, 6 or 7x). I've got a whole pile of the P Line and will give you a bunch next time I see you if you'd like to try it. It will go bad before I ever use all of it. I truly hate I couldn't get up there and hang with you guys this weekend. Tight lines,
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Thanks Mark....I'd like to give it a try.

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The cheapest place I've found to get my tungsten beads from is ebay. Here are a couple of very highly rated sellers:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tungsten-Bea...item3a87bb83fb

http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-TUNGSTEN...item565eb2112f

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200-TUNGSTEN...item4acc06b984
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