PODCAST: Critical Nymphing Concepts #6 — Line On the Water — S10, Ep6

by | Feb 18, 2024 | 3 comments

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This episode is about tension and slack. It’s about how we manage fly lines and leaders on the water while nymphing.

Remember, each of these episodes — all of these concepts — apply to all styles of nymphing. So we might choose to lay line on the water with an indicator rig (and sometimes mend it) just like we might choose to float the sighter with a tight line rig. 

My friend, Austin Dando, joins me to walk through the tight line advantage of keeping line off the water and what happens when we give that up. Fishing greater distances often requires laying line on the water, and how we manage that line, how we plan for it, makes all the difference between a great drift and a poor one.

Resources

READ: Troutbitten | The Tight Line Advantage Across Fishing Styles
PODCAST: Troutbitten | Fly Fishing the Mono Rig — Versatility and The Tight Line Advantage Taken Further
READ: Troutbitten | Fly Casting — Five Tips for Better Mending 
VIDEO: Troutbitten | The Hop Mend
READ: Troutbitten | Regarding Classic Upstream Nymphing
READ: Troutbitten | You Need Turnover

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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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3 Comments

  1. Great stuff, guys. All of it is compelling, but I must admit that I was most fascinated by Austin’s description of fishing with Joe Humphreys. I’d love hear more about what Austin saw. For example, how did Joe detect strikes (by watching the end of his fly line?), how was his rig configured (where did the split shot go?), did he use a dropper tag, etc.

    I should add that I find it wonderfully uplifting to think that Joe Humphreys, in his 90s, is still fishing and, I presume, successfully.

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  2. Pull ups with one hand each way are called euro-ups, but they can only be performed with a specialised fibreglass bar, and without the use of chalk on one’s hand for grip.

    Dom, I hope you’ve begun training for #49.

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  3. Guys, another great podcast on nymphing. Keep it going.

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