We are proud to offer on water Euro Nymphing Classes!
Take a Euro Nymphing Lesson with one of our professional instructors and we can teach you this popular and productive method of fly fishing. These are the techniques used by Fly Fishing Team USA and Competition fly fisherman around the world.
European Nymphing or “Euro Nymphing” involves a range of techniques developed by competition fly fisherman to catch fish as efficiently as possible without using a bobber (suspender) or fly line. The basic setup is a longer specialised rod (10-11ft) that is designed to cast a long mono leader (20-30ft) and hold a colored sighter above the water to register strikes and also to allow you to lead the flies through the drift at whatever depth you choose.
Using a setup like this in conjunction with a level fluorocarbon leader ,weighted tungsten flies with no split shot allows you to get a far purer dead drift for longer in the strike zone with far less weight than is possible to achieve with a floating indicator . It also allows you to fish turbulent pocket water and super shallow riffles that are also hard to target with a regular floating indicator setup and because all your weight is in the flies and not split shot further up the leader you get instant feedback as soon as a fish hits them . You will see many bites that are completely missed when fishing with a traditional floating indicator .
These techniques are super fun to master and have a lot of depth to keep you interested as you develop. Once you have the basics down it is not unusual to see your catch rate climb quite dramatically and is a deadly way to fish for spooky fish!
This is an on water Euro Nymphing class, allowing you to learn on the river, not in a classroom!
The on stream class will be a full day and all equipment will be provided including lunch and refreshments .
The order of on stream play before we hit the river will be as follows……
The order of in stream play with rod in hand will be as follows………..
Fishing instruction on private water! Learn without the crowds!
Reading the water types and identifying drift lanes .
Casting a long mono leader. Tuck cast , Loop cast , bow and arrow cast etc.
Leading the flies through the drift. Angle of Sighter for deep drifts and shallow drifts .
Reading the sighter. How you can tell when your flies are in the strike sone and how to identify strikes vs hitting the bottom .
Animating your flies during the drift . Excellent way of making your flies act like emerging insects which is deadly in pre hatch situations .
Striking when you get a bite . Different strike angles depending where your flies are in the drift .
Playing fish with a longer rod . Do’s and Don’ts .
Different ways to use your very versatile Euro Leader . Dry Dropper and Streamers.
End of day Q&A and feedback to help you keep improving.