Czech Nymphing

May 28, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

Down at the bottom of Peter Jessup’s column in The New Zealand Herald he describes the practice of Czech nymphing, which he says the New Zealand team is practicing in advance of the world championships in Slovakia in August and the Commonwealth championships on Loch Fiti in Scotland.
Czech nymphing is “where a heavy nymph is used basically as a sinker to pull a lighter one, attached further up the leader, into the water column. Very little line is used and the nymphs are worked upstream rather than floated downstream. The broken, tumbly water is worked to conceal the movements of the angler.”