George Daniel, US National Fly-Fishing Champion and author of [easyazon-link asin=”0811707415″ locale=”us”]Dynamic Nymphing[/easyazon-link], demonstrates how to tie the Frenchie in this fly tying video tutorial. About The Frenchie The Frenchie is a simplified pheasant tail nymph pattern popularized by the French in competition fly fishing and one of the most popular flies used in European…

 

So you want to learn about european nymphing techniques (euro nymphing), like the highly effective Czech nymphing or french nymphing methods, right?  I’ve written a number of articles on european nymphing methods that you can review here, but if you want to learn the basics here is what you need: 1) A light spinning rod with…

 

This Fly Fishing Tip is brought to you by Jake Ricks of Utah Fly Guides. What Lies Beneath There’s just something in all of us that wants to know what lies beneath. That’s a big part of the reason we fish. The deeper and darker the run or pool on a river the more we…

 

I have to admit when I came across this week’s Friday Night Fly Tying Video by Chris Michels of Creek Addict I was a little embarrassed. I often use jigs for bass and panfish but I don’t normally think of using Tungsten jigs for trout, at least not on a fly rod. Used extensively in…

 

Well I guess European nymphing, or Euro nymphing, is officially a craze with several major manufacturers looking to get in on the action with new longer specialty fly rods targeting the US market this year. European Nymphing Craze I’m not exactly sure when it happened but European nymphing techniques including short-line Czech nymphing, and long-line…

 
 

This quick video tutorial shows you how to build a coiled mono sighter used in place of a strike indicator when fly fishing with nymphs. Used in several European nymphing methods, including French Nymphing and Spanish nymphing techniques, a coiled mono sighter greatly increases strike detection. What’s a Sighter The concept of a sighter was…

 

I’ve been experimenting with European fly fishing nymphing techniques including Czech nymphing, French nymphing and Spanish nymphing. The Europeans have been kicking butt in international fly fishing competitions for years using these techniques for fishing nymphs so I figured they were worth a look. Czech Nymphing In the last few posts we covered Czech nymphing,…

 

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSWL9BA-MEo[/youtube] A little intimidated by the thought of fishing 3 or 4 flies like the Czech’s do? So was I, and frankly it’s a bit of a pain in the butt. Not to worry though, a 2-fly Czech nymph setup works pretty darn well too. 2-Fly European Nymphing Rig In this video tutorial Aaron Jasper…

 

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne0Anz5wKeU[/youtube] Czech Nymphing Leader Aaron Jasper demonstrates a Davy Wotton leader knot that can be used to construct a Czech nymphing leader.  I attended Aaron’s Euro Nymphing Clinc earlier this year where he demonstrated how to build and fish a Czech nymphing rig. If what follows sounds confusing, trust me it’s not. It’s just hard to…

 


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This weeks fly tying video comes to us from Chris Michels of Creek Addict who shows us how to tie a Czech style caddis nymph imitation. This fly pattern is heavily weighted with lead tape and a tungsten bead to help it get down deep quickly and makes an excellent anchor fly when used in a cast of flies and fished on Czech nymphing rig.

Fly Fishing Guides Tie the Best Flies

As you know, I like flies tied by fly fishing guides because they are usually quick to tie, very durable, and highly effective and Chris’s flies fit this bill. Chris provides fly fishing guide services on New Jersey’s best trout streams and his flies help ensure happy clients. They will work for you too.

More on Czech Nymphing

In the coming week we will show you how to the catch more fish with Czech style nymphs like the Creek Addict Caddis as we continue with our Czech Nymphing series. Also be sure to visit our Fly Tying Video Gallery to check out our growing collection of Czech style nymphs.

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Have a nice weekend!