A combination of the high-sticking method and the Leisenring Lift, both generally referred to simply as high sticking, are among the most effective nymphing techniques.
Featured Artist: Kelly Dangerfield
“Fine Lines”Current and quotable.
- "When I was a novice angler, someone once told me that I was missing half of the fish that took my fly. But after many hours of underwater filming, I now think that's a conservative estimate." - Jason Randall
- "You would think the fish would be quicker to recognize what is actively hatching subsurface, but as study after study shows, trout are more opportunistic and less selective than we think, so a larger fly is always a safe bet in early season." - Tom Rosenbauer
- "Sometimes the essence of a fly may be only a touch of color, perhaps orange with a touch of blue flash. That's it. A detail that is also the core. What can you do with something as vague as that? A great deal." - Ken Abrames
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