Tactics & Tying

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.