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Czech Nymphing, Polish Nymphing, French and Spanish nymphing also referred to as European Nymphing is a style of nymph fishing that is readily catching on here in the United States, especially in Colorado. It is a very effective technique that is perfectly suited for the many faster waters of our state. This style of short line nymph fishing often uses longer rods, no yarn or foam strike indicators and a level leader construction designed to get your heavily weighted flies, often three, down to the bottom quickly. All of the weight used in a European Nymphing rig is added to the flies themselves not the leader. The flies are color coded in order to provide the angler a method in deciphering the proper weight for any given circumstance on the water.

The course is taught by Steve Parrott, current Fly Fishing Team USA member, who has studied and practiced these techniques for over 12 years. Steve has also developed a series of Czech Leaders and Indicators that are becoming very popular within the Czech Nymphing community as well as produced an outstanding DVD titled Czech Nymphing 101 and Related European Methods that introduces the viewer to the Czech, Polish, French and Spanish Nymphing Methods with amazing detail. Steve’s second DVD, Czech Nymphing Master Class – On Stream Tactics for Success takes the viewer to the stream to decipher the intricacies of each method and how to proficiently fish all water types and the third installment – “Tying European Nymphs – Patterns for Success” takes you into the realm of tying Euro fly patterns. Steve also has several Euro style patterns as well as a series of leaders being produced by Umpqua Feather Merchants that you will use on the river.

Preview of the Clinic:

Day 1:
  • Morning session covering the history of the methods and leader construction and rigging.
  • Afternoon session covering flies for European Nymphing with hands on fly tying instruction.

Day 2:
  • Morning session – On-River demonstration of the techniques and methods used to fish the varying water types.
  • Afternoon spent fishing the European Style on the river with roaming instructors assisting you.

This is not a beginner fly fishing class. We expect you to have your own gear as well as some experience on the river.

Cost per student is $400.00, which includes all materials for building leaders, tying the flies as well as flies for the river.

Class minimum is 6 students with a max of 12

Dates for the Euro Nymphing 2-Day Clinics:


Clinic begins at 8:00 and finishes up around 4:00 and location will be determined based on current river flows and fishing conditions.

Group class includes:
  • All Euro Style flies for river
  • Leader building material
  • Fly tying materials
  • Sighter/Indicators

Students need to provide the following, which is not included in the price:
  • A valid Colorado fishing license
  • Waders
  • Boots
  • Rod/Reel
  • Polarized glasses
  • Rain jacket
  • Lunch
  • Any additional items you wish to make your day on the river more enjoyable

View our Reservation and Cancellation Policy

For more information or questions regarding this class, give us a call at 800-435-5353 or send an email to