Czech and European Nymphing Class
Dates: May 30th & June 1st, 2013
Nymphing techniques have undergone a drastic change from standard strike-indicator rigs in the last ten years. The growth of competitive fly-fishing has driven crafty European anglers to think outside the box in order to be successful, and the result is a plethora of alternative nymphing tactics that are very effective on trout across the globe. There have been a lot misconceptions and myths about European Nymphing since it became the new rage seven years ago. Many fishermen thought it was a technique only for skilled anglers, and others thought you couldn’t nymph in the European style without specialized flies. The truth is that this technique can be used by any fishermen of any skill level, and the use of specific “Czech”, "French", and "Polish" flies is not necessary to catch fish and have fun. This class is meant to dispel all and any myths about non-indicator techniques, and to give you a complete education on how to do it. We will also be discussing ways to enhance/better your fishing success using indicators, because as cool and effective as the European techniques are, they are meant for specific kinds of water and fishing situations.
After all, learning new tactics to catch fish should be fun and encompass all techniques! You class instructor will be Nick Teynor, an avid European nymphing convert and guru who will show you the history, leaders/flies, technique, and know-how to apply these deadly and fun techniques to your local fishing holes. The class will be capped at six students, and the following itinerary will tell you what you need. Sign up soon, this class always fills!
The class will meet at 6:00 PM at Western Rivers Flyfisher (1071 East 900 South, SLC, UT). This class will be focused on showing the basic knowledge and understanding about where and how to use this technique.
6:00-7:00 PM-Class will start with introductions, and focus on presenting the questions that will need to be answered over the duration of the class. We will discuss the history behind European Nymphing Techniques, and show you the flies and leaders necessary to be successful.
7:00-8:00 PM-This part of the class will focus on understanding where and how to present your flies, and on how to set-up your leader to achieve the best presentation possible. The class will culminate by building your own series of European nymphing leaders that you will use on Saturday’s on-water session.
8:00-8:20 PM-Class Wrap-up with Q&A session and maps will be passed out to where we will be meeting for Saturday.
We will meet on the Middle Provo. I will make sure to look at the flow charts prior to Thursday’s class, and whatever is running reasonably will be the river of choice for the class.
8:00 AM-Meet at Middle Provo. Set up gear, flies, and make our way down to the river.
8:30-9:30 AM-We will do a seine sample, and see what our #1 and #2 most prevalent bugs are in the section of river we will be set up on, and answer any and all questions on the life cycle of the insects. From here, we will spread out, and Nick will demonstrate the proper and improper ways to present your flies.
9:30-11:30 AM-Students will spread out, and work on their technique. Nick will come around and make sure that any and all questions are being addressed and answered. We will focus on fast/deep pockets and shallow fast pockets. *Students will be shown how to rig their flies accordingly for these two water types.
11:30-12:00 AM- Wrap-Up/Questions.