Czech, Spanish, French Nymphing: "Feeling the Connection"

March 28, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

In the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, John Hayes describes the differences between three different European styles of nymphing and suggests Cold War culture was behind the fascination with weighted flies and short-line fly fishing.
“In a method sometimes called ‘short lining,’ about 2 feet of fly line extends from the rod tip, followed by about 7 feet of leader and 3 feet of tippet, with one or two droppers tied to the leader. From downstream, standing a rod’s length from the spot you intend to fish, perform a tuck cast driving the weighted anchor fly quickly to the bottom.”