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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 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. 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 beginning at 9:30 am and ending at 3:30 pm

Students will spend the first half of the clinic learning the Czech method (close range nymphing), fly selection and then an on stream demonstration of how to effectively cast and fish the method, achieve the best drift as well as hook and land fish. Students will then put the method to work on stream getting an understanding for drift speed (leading the flies), breaking the river down and hooking and landing fish themselves.

The second half of the clinic will cover the French/Spanish (Long Line Up/Across and Directly Upstream) method with a streamside demonstration of rigging the leader and flies, best water types for each method and casting the long leader.  Students will hit the water 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 clinic to 4 students with one instructor  so the necessary attention to detail for each student can be maintained. The cost of the class is $225.00 per student with a minimum of two students required for the clinic to happen. This is a clinic and not a guided trip so self exploration with these methods is greatly encouraged.  Steve will be moving around the river while you are fishing assisting with issues and questions.  

Pre-registration is required! The group classes will be offered on Thursdays beginning in April and running through September

Clinic begins at 9:30 and finishes up around 3:30 and location will be determined based on current river flows and fishing conditions.

Group class includes:

All Euro Style flies 
• Leaders
• Sighter/Indicators 

Students need to provide the following, which is not included in the price:

• A valid Colorado fishing license
• Polarized glasses 
Rain jacket
• Lunch 
• Any additional items you wish to make your day on the river more enjoyable

How to Schedule a Clinic: 

Pre-registration is required and can be done by sending an email request to

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