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 Czech Nymph 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 who has studied and practiced these techniques for over 12 years as well as one of Steve’s Colorado Fly Fishing Team members. 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. Steve also has several Euro style patterns being produced by Umpqua Feather Merchants that you will use on the river.
The Czech Nymphing Masterclass is held on public waters of the South Platte, Blue or Clear Creek and consists of a morning and afternoon session.
Students will spend morning discussing rigging of Czech method (close range nymphing), fly selection and then an on stream demonstration of how to effectively cast and fish the method.
Students will then break up into groups of 3, spread out on the river and begin fishing for a couple of hours putting the method to work getting an understanding for drift speed (leading the flies), breaking the river down and hooking and landing fish.
After a break for lunch, the afternoon session will cover the French/Spanish (Long Line) method with a streamside demonstration of rigging the leader and flies, approaching the water and casting the long leader. This will be followed by an on river demonstration of how to effectively fish the French/Spanish(long line) methods.
Students will then break up into groups of three and spread out on the river and begin fishing the long line methods practicing casting long leaders, effectively leading the flies at distance and hooking and landing fish.
With the intricacies of learning the European Nymphing Methods, we are limiting the class to6
students per class with two instructors so the necessary attention to detail for each student can be maintained. The cost of the class is $200.00
per student with a maximum of 6 . We feel with a 3:1 student to instructor ratio, the likelihood of success is greatly increased. Pre-registration is required and cost per student is $200.00
The group classes will be offered every Thursday
beginning in April
. A minimum of three students in the class is required for it to take place. If there are less than 3 students, you have the option of joining another class at a later date.
All students in the class will fish with either a Sage ESN 10' - 3 weight
or Sage ESN 11' - 3 weight rod
paired with a Sage 4660 reel
spooled up with a RIO Euro Competition Fly Line (exclusive to the Blue Quill Angler)Group class includes:
• 15 European style flies we will use in the class
• 1 - Bi-Colored Mono Sighter
• 1 - Coiled French Bi-Colored Indicator
Students need to provide the following, which is not included in the price:
• 1 – 7 ½’ butt section for long line methods
• 1 – RIO Fluoroflex Plus Tippet – 5X
• A valid Colorado fishing license
• Polarized glasses
• Rain jacket
• Any additional items you wish to make your day on the river more enjoyable
How to Schedule a Class:
Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling 800-435-5353.
2013 Class Dates:
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 email@example.com
Individual classes are also offered for the angler looking for a more focused one-on-one approach. Price for the individual lesson is $395.00
and is limited to one
student. Advanced booking is required and trips will typically take place on Tuesdays
unless other arrangements have been made.