Tactics & Tying

In 2015, my friend Stan, who had previously translated my book on the Czech nymph into French, published another interesting book on nymphing (La peche en nymphe moderne avec les mouches de céramique), Because it reveals some French secrets in it, I allowed myself to publish the translation some parts for other friends of nymphing. However, it should be borne in mind that in the five years since the publication of this book, some things may have changed a bit.   K.K.

by Stanislas Freyheit

Advantages of sight nymphing

StanThe main strong point of sight fishing compare to the other methods that are considered as “blind” fishing, is that you can pick up the biggest fish among all the individuals you see in the river!

Let’s sum up the advantages of the three other nymphing methods that we explored before :

Catalogue PDF

by Howard Croston

Source: FlyFishing & FlyTying (03/2018, pp 47-50)

HC details his own, customised river set-up which covers both French leader and Euro-nymphing options.

Last month I argued the case and highlighted the scenarios when I would reach right past, my French leader rig and pick and possibly more effective - for certain scenarios. This month I will be doing the exact opposite, and taking a deep dive into all things French.

The French leader has been a revelation and a revolution in modern river fishing, mainly in the last decade or so, at least on this side of The Channel. The French leader many of us use today has been moulded and shaped away from its original roots into something different by a number of factors.