Fishing for nymphs

Fishing for nymphs

If we were to consistently use the conclusions of the fish food analysis, it's a nymph fishing, that is, imitations of the developmental stages of insects, we should consider it the most effective. After all, nymphs are "daily bread" for trout and grayling”, while mature insects, which we imitate with classic flies, it is rather a "festive dish."”. It is understandable if only for this reason, that while the developmental stages of insects live in water for several years (some species up 4 patch), this mature insect essentially has a life of one day, therefore, as food for fish, it is available only periodically. Nymphs, of course, all year round.

Throwing a fly in strong current (A), in water with moderate current (B), obliquely downstream (C)

The catch principle is in fact consistent with the wet fly technique; however, there is some difference in this, that nymphs, so that they go down faster, are linked with the participation of the loading element (pellet, drucik). They are also fished with them in a similar way, so, first and foremost, with the flow, however, it can also be perpendicular to the current or even against the current. We throw the bait over the supposed fish positions, so that she could get near them unnoticed, lifted by the water current. The nymph's own movement depends on it, what genre is to be imitated. In nature, the movement abilities of nymphs are limited, and their movement is mostly passive.

In the initial period of using this method, they were caught only with sinking lines. Nowadays, however, we distinguish two varieties:

a) Fishing for a nymph with a sinking line.

The sinking line is used in spacious deep waters, and it fishes mostly deeper places (the pits). He tosses himself obliquely against the flow like this, so that the lure submerges and flows down arbitrarily, the line is guided like this, so that its movement does not transfer to the bait. A bite can only be seen by the line held between the fingers, sometimes it is also signaled by its stopping.

The choice of one or another type of sinking line depends on the nature of the fishery; if the water current is stronger, a faster sinking line will be desirable. A combination line can be used for fishing in stagnant waters; such, only part of which is drowning,

b) Fishing on nymphs with a floating line Its advantages over a sinking line are as follows:

– the taking is easier to observe;

– bait (nymph) is carried out in a more natural way, downstream.

He throws himself against the flow or obliquely against the flow and allows the nymph to flow freely. You keep collecting the excess line in your hand, so that the reaction to the bite could be immediate. The bite can be noticed either by the appearance of the fish silhouette in the vicinity of our lure (for this polarizing glasses are indispensable), be following the movement of the links, which stops or slightly deviates from the direction of travel. Sometimes you can also see ripples in the water around the leader.