Opinion: What You Miss by Following FIPS Rules
Euro nymphing has fully taken off here in the United States. However, most of the Euro nymphing gear sold to anglers is built around the rules set forth for competitive angling by FIPS. According to Dom Swentosky over at Troutbitten, you could be missing out on some of the technique’s biggest benefits by adhering to FIPS competition standards.
It’s an interesting story to read, and you can find it in full here.