George Daniel, two-time US Fly Fishing Champion, former Head Coach of the US Flyfishing Team, and author of the highly acclaimed [easyazon_link asin=”0811707415″ locale=”US” tag=”flyfishrep-20″]Dynamic Nymphing: Tactics, Techniques, and Flies from Around the World[/easyazon_link], demonstrates how to tie the Cat Nymph, a deadly Czech nymphing pattern. Enjoy!


I’m always on the look out for cool nymph patterns and the Streaky by Mikel Elexpuru fits the bill nicely. Video produced in collaboration with Flymage Magazine. Enjoy!


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…


Hans Stephenson of Dakota Angler & Outfitter demonstrates how to tie Lance Egan’s Rainbow Warrior in this fly tying video tutorial. Rainbow Warrior – What’s The Fuss? While the Rainbow Warrior is a pretty simple and rather unimpressive looking fly don’t be fooled, it’s quite deadly. Listed in George Daniel’s [easyazon-link asin=”0811707415″]Dynamic Nymphing: Tactics, Techniques,…


I’ve followed Aaron Jasper and his ascent in the fly fishing world, namely through his tireless pursuit to perfect European nymphing techniques, and written extensively (see article list below) about the short- and long-line nymphing techniques, including Czech nymphing and French nymphing he teaches. Now, after over three years of research, practical testing, and instruction…


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…


Ian and Charity Rutter of R&R Fly Fishing give us some pointers on fly fishing nymphs with a strike indicator in small mountain streams in their latest episode of Advice from the Guides video blog. High Stick Nymphing Video Filmed in the Great Smoky Mountains on Little River and Middle Prong of Little River, the…


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…


[youtube][/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…


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Continuing with our Czech nymphing theme of late, Oliver Edwards shows us how to tie a true Czech nymph in this two-part video.

Slim Profile, Heavily Weighted Nymph

A slim profile and tightly wrapped body are characteristic of a Czech nymph and help minimize resistance in the water enabling the fly to sink quickly. The flat, sticky-backed lead tape shown in the video is a great way to maintain the slim profile yet still heavily weight Czech nymphs.

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More on Czech Nymphing

For more Czech nymphing patterns check (pun intended) out our Nymph Fly Tying Video Gallery. Also, stay tuned as we continue our mini-series on European nymphing techniques including Czech nymphing, French Nymphing and Spanish Nymping in the coming week.

Have a great weekend!

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[youtube][/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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Alain (a member of the Trout Predator Online) ties an olive brown Czech nymph on a size 10 Knapek G hook. This nymph represents the rycophilia larva, a common green caddis in the Northeast US. In spite of its heavy weight, this fly style possesses a slim profile due to its construction methods.

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Czech Nymph Materials List

– Size 10 Knapek G hook
– 7X monofilament outer rib
– Small holographic gold tinsel inner rib
– Light olive 1/8in scud back
– Olive brown dubbing blend
– Medium flat lead
– Olive 70 denier thread
– Black permanent marker

The Czech Nymphing Craze

There’s been an explosion of American interest in this highly effective european short line nymphing technique. If you would like to learn more, Czech Nymph and Other Related Fly Fishing Methods by Karel Krivanec, the first book translated into English on the topic, covers all facets you need to know including how to tie over 150 Czech nymphs, tackle selection, leader construction, fishing techniques and strike detection methods.

More European Style Nymph Patterns

If you enjoyed this pattern you can find more european style nymph patterns, including a Polish Woven Nymph, in our fly tying video gallery. I’ve been having great success using these euro nymphing techniques and flies this season. Let me know how you have been making out.