PODCAST: Critical Nymphing Concepts #4 — Three Ways to Dead Drift — S10, Ep4

by | Feb 4, 2024 | 4 comments

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This episode features what might be the most important concept of nymph fishing. There are three different ways to present a dead drifted nymph to the trout — three ways to imitate what trout commonly see from the naturals. While trout eat dry flies in one plane (the surface) the complexity of currents underneath introduces more difficulty, simply because trout might be looking for food in multiple ways.

My friend, Austin Dando, and I break down one of my favorite topics in fly fishing — the three ways to dead drift nymphs: bottom bouncing, strike zone rides and tracking the flies.

All three of these methods are viable. All of them produce. A nymphing angler dedicated to improving should consider what level to focus the presentation and how those nymphs might best look natural within that level.

This is a technical topic that is built on many Troutbitten resources that have come before it . . .

Resources

READ: Troutbitten | Nymphs: Three Ways to Dead Drift: Bottom Bounce, Strike Zone Rides, Tracking
PODCAST: Troutbitten | Locating the Strike Zone — Tight Line Skills #6
READ: Troutbitten | The Water Column and the All-Important Strike Zone
READ: Troutbitten | Drop Shot Nymphing Series
READ: Troutbitten | Tight Line and Euro Nymphing: Leading vs Tracking vs Guiding the Flies
READ: Troutbitten | That’s Not  a Dead Drift

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Domenick Swentosky

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Hi. I’m a father of two young boys, a husband, author, fly fishing guide and a musician. I fish for wild brown trout in the cool limestone waters of Central Pennsylvania year round. This is my home, and I love it. Friends. Family. And the river.

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4 Comments

  1. Hi there.
    I love your work and really appreciate your articles and podcasts.
    I live in New Zealand where we have wonderful trout waters.
    Just getting into drop shotting and Euro .
    Many thanks
    Robert
    Auckland New Zealand

    Reply
  2. I like it. I don’t spend enough time tracking. I am driving to the river right now to work on it.

    Thanks

    Reply

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