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Compleat European Nymphing Combo


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The Complete European Nymphing Combo 
Perfect combo for All European Nymphing fly fishing 


1 Nymphing Nano-Helix IM12 10' #3 or 4wt Fly Rod

1 Complete nymphing Combo Flies, lines, etc ++

1 Discovery Romeo 2020 Reel FULLY LOADED 

Czech nymphing is a special fly and method of nymph fishing that was developed in the regions of Middle and Eastern Europe. The original Polish nymph was taken over by Czech fishermen during the mid-nineteen eighties, especially the top Czech competitors, who experimented with this new method, developed it and brought it nearly to perfection.

The principle of fishing the Czech nymph is short-distance fishing, practically under the tip of the rod. The fly line is hanging under the tip of the rod and its end often does not even touch the water. Two or three nymph flies of various weights are used.

Classic flies for Czech nymphing are called Bobeshs – this original Czech name we do not translate because the name Czech nymph has quickly spread and now it is widely used.

Czech nymphs are weighted flies tied on grub style hooks, imitating freshwater shrimps or case-less larvae of caddisflies. Imitative as well as super flashy patterns are used, mostly in size 8 – 16. Their characteristic sign is a rounded (bent) grub hook, that is weighted with lead wire or wire and a tungsten bead. The body is created from natural or synthetic dubbing. Another typical feature of a Czech nymph is the back, made from latex strips or a material with similar characteristics. For ribbing, monofilament or colored wire is used. A real Czech nymph is always tied very thin so that it will sink quickly towards the bottom.

Polish nymphing is almost identical to the Czech nymphing since the Polish taught the Czech’s how to do it. The main differences are the way the leader is rigged and the number of flies fished. You still fish upstream with super heavy flies, slightly leading them downstream, matching the speed of the current.

The Polish method uses two flies with the heaviest fly in the “point” or a bottom position and the lighter fly in the top position. There is an instance when you want to reverse these two flies and that is when you encounter shallow water, holding fish. By moving the heaviest fly to the top(dropper) position, it allows you to achieve better drifts through that shallow riffle or run and not hang up on the bottom as much. It will also allow you to keep all of the flies in the water vs. one being lifted out of the water while you are trying to keep the drift going

French nymphing uses super long leaders that are had tied and boiled to make them very supple. Their leaders will average 12 to 20 feet long depending on the conditions.

French nymphing rods are usually 10 to 14 feet in length to make fly fishing this long of a leader a lot easier.

They fish directly upstream, pulling the flies back toward them in the water column by raising the rod tip up and moving the rod back through the drift. I know this may seem totally against all that we have ever learned, but so is the entire European method.

When using the French nymphing method, the flies are almost always small offerings like the micro nymphs or smaller Czech style nymphs that are light to medium in weight. The French developed an extremely effective coiled indicator/sighter The coiled indicator will not effect cast because you are not casting that far and the benefits of strike detection is well worth an additional effort required to cast this set-up. You cast your flies upstream and begin your downward drift. Initially the indicator is slightly stretched, but still in coils, and when the fish takes the coils elongate and then you set the hook.

The main reason this French nymphing indicator is so effective is it allows a little give when the fish takes so there is no tension or resistance felt by the fish. When fishing the Czech or Polish method, we are always tight on the line and when the fish takes, it immediately feels resistance and will usually spit the hook before we can set it. The coiled indicator/sighter allows you that extra second or two before the fish feels resistance to get a good hook set and increase your chances of landing that fish. I know it sounds crazy, but seeing is believing.

Product Code: COM277AX37

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