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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 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.

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