Posts Tagged ‘czech nymphing

20
Dec
12

Trout & the Brrrrrr Factor

Trout Redside Release SB

If you are ‘fortunate’ to fish in the Winter for Trout, fish a short line/leader from the tip of the rod, exploring the Czech Nymph presentation with multiple flies dredged as slow/low as possible in front of lethargic Trout. There can be exceptions of on the surface activity with midges, but overall work the bottom where Trout are holding in locations that require little effort maintain.

Temps

The Temperature Factor & the Trout’s Feeding Habits

01
Jun
12

Czech Nymphing to the Killers

SOME BEAUTIFUL TROUT IN NARROW STREAMS…SHORT LINE NYMPHING

A GUIDE TO CZECH NYMPHING (A BIT LONG SO TAKE YOUR TIME TO WATCH)

MY SUGGESTION IS LEARN THE TECHNIQUE WITH ONE, MAYBE TWO FLIES. THEN IF YOU FEEL THE SUCCESS RATIO WILL APPRECIABLY IMPROVE WITH THREE FLIES GO FOR IT. PERSONALLY, I MOST OFTEN FISH WITH ONE TO TWO NYMPHS…I AM NOT SURE WHY I TYPED THIS IN ALL CAPS BUT I’M NOT SHOUTING…I’M JUST TOO LAZY TO RE-TYPE ALL THIS.

19
Jun
11

Fly Fishing: Getting Down to Business

Split Shot

Ah, split shot. Maybe for awhile they stay in a small zip lock bag or plastic tube. Eventually, for me, they are scattered in vest pockets, pontoon side cargo pouches, wader pockets, gear bags, fanny packs…….. They are everywhere. So why don’t you use a bit more when it counts…on your leader above or below the fly. If it is legal to attach to your leader (check reg’s…if not use heavily weighted flies) then pay attention to your presentation. Are you fishing the proper zone (depth) while dredging nymphs in heavier waters? Yes, you risk the hangups, break offs, lost flies/tippet and re-rigging. But, you also will catch more fish holding in tough lies. 

When I shorten my line, add weight and dredge in heavier waters my catch rate goes up dramatically compared to the longer line/leader set up and lighter offering. The fish are use to debris bouncing/swirling along the bottom. Often the pattern you are using is less important than the presentation. Also, enter Czech Nymphing in the Search Blog Archives search box, upper right for how to info Cz Nymphing, which is (regardless of pattern) a good, basic start to nymph with a shorter line. Wade carefully for safety and a stealth approach.

Oh, when you do hang up, don’t go reaming up on that rod like you are fishing with your old Bi Mart cheapo rod. You can give a sharp snap or two and if you are indeed hung up then pull the line straight until the setup either pulls free or you break off. Sometimes moving up stream a bit extricates the setup from beneath the rocks it wedged under. Check your line for abrasion and nicks too.

23
Apr
11

Fly Tying: Underlying flash ribbing (Cz. Nymph)

Czech Mate Caddis Nymph (Orvis)

Czech Nymph

The above two Czech Nymphs are pretty much identical except for one small ribbing/flash detail you may want to incorporate….note the sub ribbing on the top pattern. It is often seen on many or the original Czech Nymphs. It is one of two ribbings, one flashier and one that goes over the top to tie down the back strap. The second rib, you will see is wrapped up between the underlying rib. Also, note with the top pattern there is an added factor, a tungsten bead, up in the thorax area, tucked amongst the dubbing. Two ways to tie much the same pattern, both fish catchers. Remember presentation of the fly is as important as the fly pattern. 

06
May
10

Fly Fishing: Nymphing Strike Indicators (Sighters)

Not sure if any vendors in U.S. selling these indicators/sighters. Interesting concept for nymphing on a fairly short line and not over weighted nymphs. Just providing the visuals.

Allegedly more sensitive than traditional floating strike indicators, these sighters-indicators are just in the water or just out and within range to detect subtle takes. The nymph(s) cannot be too heavy. Notice above that one sighter has o rings and one has just the loops.


25
Feb
10

Fly Tying: Czech Nymph or Scud Pattern

Czech Nymph, Scud, Pupa, Larva Imitation~SwittersB

A great beginner’s pattern and it will catch fish world wide. Most often considered a Czech Nymph, mine is slightly different in that I don’t include an under-ribbing (see GFF tutorial). It seems to get lost for me, so I stay with the more traditional scud tie of a single ribbing over the shellback.

The hook is a large scud/pupa hook: size 12 (this can be tied large (8) to small (16)). The thread here is 8/0 tan. The ribbing is tied in first at the bend. The ribbing is 4# clear mono. A tan scud shellback is then tied in at the same spot as the wire ribbing. Both the ribbing and shellback are allowed to hang to the rear. The abdomen material is tan rabbit fur, which I twist/dubbed onto the thread. I then wrapped the tan dubbing up the shank 2/3’s of the way. Then I dubbed with a blend of a little peacock Ice Dub and green rabbit fur for the thorax area and made it slightly thicker than the abdomen. Note many Czech Nymphs are usually uniform in thickness rear to front. Then I gently pulled the shellback over the top of the abdomen/thorax out over the hook eye to impart a little stretch (don’t pull too tight and snap the shellback). Tie off the shellback with your off hand and cut off the excess. Make sure the thread wraps are tight enough to secure the shellback. Now wrap the ribbing up the body in equidistant turns and tie it off at the head. Then form a nice thread head and finish.

There are a multitude of color combinations. I did not weight this pattern, but it is normally heavily weighted and fished as a dredging pattern…short line and dredged along setting on any bump. I have posted several earlier posts about Cz Nymphing. Search upper right for all kinds of info…also look at the Vladi Worm for an interesting pattern that will challenge your materials securing skills.

01
Sep
08

New Releases from Jan Siman Ltd. (Fly tying book and DVD)

Code: book_hends
Price: 24.90 EUR
The new book, written by very successful Czech flyfishermen – J. Karafiát and M. Macháček.
You can find there, on 176 coloured pages, more than 200 well-tried models of flies, fly-tying procedures and a lot of pieces of information about competition flyfishing techniques of the Czech flyfishermen.
English version available.
24
Jul
08

Czech, Polish, Spanish Nymphing Basics (the long and the short of it)

Pretty Girl~Blushing

Pretty Girl~Blushing

“The difference between high sticking and Polish nymphing is that the rod is kept low and is not raised as the nymph comes toward you as the “high” in high sticking does. There is no mending in Polish nymphing. Instead, the nymphs are led and, if necessary, gently pulled downstream. This maintains a tight line to the nymphs and the rod leads the flies. In high sticking you try to keep a drag free drift, mending as needed and the rod does not lead the flies, but is kept directly above the flies. The rod is gradually elevated well above your head (hence the name – high sticking) to keep the line off the water as the flies drift toward you. The high rod position is then lowered as the nymphs pass you and go downstream from the angler’s position. In Polish nymphing the nymphs do not pass the anglers position but rather the rod is picked up with a wrist twist at that point and another cast is made. The drifts are very short, 5 ft. long at the most, whereas the high sticking attemps to prolong the drag free drift as long as possible by casting well above the angler’s positon and extending the drift well below the angler.”
http://yuhina.blogspot.com/2008/05/my-two-loves-european-nymphing-and-high.html  To read more about the differences in Czech, Polish and High Stick Nymphing checkout the Yuhina Blog for good associated leads. Nymph box from same blog.

Spanish Nymphing Basics: http://www.bluequillangler.com/BQA-University/Spanish-Nymphing_2

http://www.bluequillangler.com/BQA-University/Nymphing-Pocket-Water  (instructional videos)

Please search my blog as well. I have many Czech Nymphing posts…void the search box and enter Czech Nymphing etc.

From Comments Section (I cannot totally decipher what Henry means but if he is due direct recognition perhaps this will help focus attention upon him):

Henry Kanemoto
picaboo@charter.net | 71.90.66.225

I wrote the article that you have taken the quote from.

See my original post on the main page of the Fly Fisherman forun as Silver Creek:

http://outdoorsbest.zeroforum.com/zerothread?id=506144

“The blog you refer to took my material and put it up without giving me credit until I requested it.

Please give me rather than the blog credit for my writing.”

From Czech, Polish, Spanish Nymphing Basics (the long and the short of it), 2008/11/05 at 8:40 PM

08
Jul
08

‘Vladi Worm Replaces the San Juan Worm’ (at least it should)

I am reposting ‘The Vladi Worm’/’Pink Condom Worm’ because it has been buried in the old archives to some degree and I note recent B.C. traffic and want to share it with them as a stream/river option, if they are not already aware of it. The catch, find the color options in condoms or some other latex option. I would want to experiment in not only the pink but perhaps a lighter green. The link has an excellent attachment on how to construct the ‘worm’. I have not been able to try this yet so interested in how it is to tie and fish. But, it looks great, I am sure you agree, and a darn site better looking than the San Juan Worm, albeit longer to tie. Let me know! An earlier gentleman in a prior post, commented upon I believe Crown Condoms providing the right color. Perhaps someone will have to venture into the porn shop to query ‘do you have pink condoms, or green, a lighter green?’ Blank stare.       

https://swittersb.wordpress.com/2008/04/22/pink-condoms-the-vladi-worm/

https://swittersb.wordpress.com/2008/07/08/leech-lust-reconsideredjeff-morgan-westfly/

http://flytying-zsolt.blogspot.com (Romanian blog…show your support)

29
Apr
08

Up to my ears! Anticipating the season (Flytying & Flyfishing)

This time of year is filled with anticipation: stillwaters opening up in the next few months, steelheading still going well, identifying and tying those flies that were either depleted or found wanting (reduced numbers or needed improving) last season. For example, I have to tie the full gamut of Callibaetis stages in the next month or so; replenish scuds, tie more wets and emergers and fine tune my Czech Nymph tying. I have spent little time on the Polish Woven Nymph. I bought the materials and experimented and then drifted off into Cz nymphs and Callibaetis patterns. What I have done is pulled out a whole bunch of materials for each of my target patterns and currently have a chaotic plan of attack that I know will lead to materials everywhere…a mess!   I am up to my ears in plans, anticipation and excitement. I love this time of year.      




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