“Nymph Fishing 101”
“A practical approach to Nymph fishing”
A pod of rising Trout is the Holy Grail of Fly Fishing. It is why we do what we do. I love to fish to risers as much as the next guy, here is the issue; what do you do when the trout aren't rising? If you are going to be consistently successful as a Trout fisherman, you better learn how to fish below the surface. Being a proficient Nymph fisherman is a “must have” tool to have in your fly fishing tool box. Some people, including me, would say it is the most important! My goal with “Nymph fishing 101” is to teach beginners new techniques and maybe polish the techniques of some veteran fly fishers.
The seminar will start at 10:00 am with a coffee and doughnut style breakfast, A Power Point presentation lasting approximately and hour to an hour and a half followed by (I hope) a spirited question and answer session with detailed discussion. The presentation will discuss Indicator Nymphing, Tight line Nymphing and Dry and Dropper fishing. Segments on fly patterns, reading the water and presentation will also be included. After the discussion period we will break for lunch provided by Irish flies. After lunch we will tie several of the patterns highlighted in the presentation.
The seminar will be held at the Christiana Cabelas store and the dates for the class are; Class 1 Saturday, October 17th and Class 2 will be Sunday October, 18th. As mentioned we will start at 10:00 am, depending on the length of the discussions and tying portion, I estimate we will wrap up around 3:00 in the afternoon.
If you have struggled with Nymph fishing in the past Irish Flies “Nymph Fishing 101” may be just what you need to up your game. Remember, Trout only feed on the surface about 20% of the time. After this class you will be better equipped to deal with the other 80% o the time you are on the water. I look forward to seeing you in class
If you would like to register for this class please click the link here. Please fill out the form on the page and submit it. I will respond with an email with more information and payment arrangement options. Price for this event is $125.00
If you have had trouble catching Trout in the past or you would like to up your game, give this class some serious consideration, you will be glad you did.
I had the opportunity to attend the White Clay Fly Fishers November meeting last Tuesday night. My purpose was to announce the "Irish Flies" winter fly tying classes at the Christiana Cabelas store. While at the meeting I got a chance to re connect with many people I have not seen since my parting with the local fly shop back in June. Current club President, Dick Prettyman, and the board allowed me to make an announcement during the "club business" part of the meeting. Other discussions centered around possible regulation changes on the Tully and how that may affect the White Clay. Until you attend one of these meetings it is hard to appreciate all of the work that these clubs do. I can say that I will be re joining the club as a member in 2015 and encourage everyone that fishes the White Clay to do the same. After the business part of the meeting Ken Prager, from Vintage Rod, gave an insightful presentation about Tenkara fishing and the in's and out's about the gear used to perform this simple, but elegant style of fishing. Who would have thought that in a sport dominated by gadgets Trout fishing could be so simple. To Dick and all of the board members I would like to extend a big Thank You. If, in the future, Irish Flies can be of service to you please don't hesitate to ask. For more information about this great club click their logo below to reach the club's website. For more information about the Irish Flies winter fly tying classes at the Christiana Cabelas store click here. To visit "Vintage Rod" click here.