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Butano Nymph Fly Tying Video – Tactical Fly Fisher

Devin Olsen is one of the leading competitive fly anglers in the world. Recently he put together this video with fly tying instructions for one of his most productive nymphs. I can attribute most of what I have learned about Euro Nymphing to Devin and he has never lead me astray. For this reason, I highly recommend this video, and if you are searching for any of the materials used on this pattern, they are all for sale on his website The Tactical Fly Fisher.

Euro Nymphing FAST Pack

Euro Nymphing Supplies

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Are you ready to get started??? Euro Nymphing is hands down the most productive method we utilize for catching fish. We want to make it very easy for everyone to improve their catch rate with this great technique. For a short time we are offering what we call a “Fast Pack” to help you get started.

Items included:

Tacky Day Pack – $22.00 Value

Tacky Day Pack For Sale

One of the coolest features about this box is the amount of flies it holds relative to it’s size. It’s the perfect box to use as a “Working Fly Box” or in other words load it up with a handful of the patterns that you fish 80% of the time. The silicone slits will not wear out like foam tends to, and the durability of this box is second to none.

Here are a few of the specs behind the box:

  • Dimensions: 5″  x  3″  x  3/4″
  • Holds up to 180 flies
  • New bi-directional slit design
  • Latch-less mangnetic closure system

One Dozen Tungsten Nymphs – $30.00 Value

Kohler and I have selected our top producing nymphs, and we’ve been tying like crazy in anticipation of supplying them here. The nymphs range in size and weight and can be fished in almost any water type found in rivers and streams. Here are our go-to patterns we are including (two of each):

Mayday Mayfly (Size 16)

Mayday Mayfly - Brown

Lickety Split (Size 14)

Lickety Split Nymph

Frenchie (Size 14)

Frenchie Nymph

Two-toned Surveyor (Size 12)

Tungsten Surveyor

Prince Kohler (Size 12)

Prince Kohler

Pay Czech (Size 10)

Pay Czech Nymph

Euro Nymphing Sighter – $5.00 Value

Euro Nymphing SighterEuro Nymphing Leader Setup

One key to tight line nymphing is a colored piece of straight mono tied into your leader. This will help detect strikes, and truly is essential. There are two sighters in each pack, and we will make sure to include a leader diagram to help you get started.

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Review of the Renzetti 2000 Presentation

When I first got into tying, I was lucky enough to have a father in law with an old vise to lend me.  This was good for me as my wife didn’t want to spend the money.  She kept telling me over and over again that she didn’t believe that I would stick to tying flies…. I had to show her!!  After a few months of tying, I had proved that I would stick with it and I started looking around at vices.  I was drawn to a Regal stainless steel jaws vice, as it looked like a vice of high quality, and the price looked great as well!  I was intrigued by the rotary vices, but I was hesitant because of the prices.  I ended up with the regal vice, and I loved it.  In the meantime, Gilbert ended up finding a Renzetti rotary vice.  I always joked around that I didnt need or want the rotary, but I was jealous!

I finally convinced my wife that I “had to have” the rotary vice.  I sold my regal and wound up buying the Renzetti Presentation 2000.  It is a great vice, and I keep wondering to myself why I didnt make this decision years ago!  I have been able to tie flies faster, and I will only get better at utilizing the rotary feature.

There is one thing that I had to do to get this particular vice working for me.  It comes standard with a ratcheting feature.  I did not like this at all.  It makes it so you can only rotate your flies one way.  It was already driving me crazy after one fly!  Luckily, this can be reversed.  There is a small black nut located on the very end on the outside of the big silver knob (see #1 on picture).  After loosening this screw, simply tighten the big silver screw that it screwed into, and then tighten the little black screw back up and the ratcheting feature will be disabled.  This will then allow you rotate your vice in either direction.

Another nice feature with this vice is the ability to change the angle of the jaws.  This will allow you to quickly change the angle as you switch between different sized hooks and maintain a level hook while using the rotary feature (see #2 on picture below).

The Jaws hold hooks without slipping.  I have tied some flies on hooks ranging from sizes 6-22, with only a quick adjustment of the screw on the end of the jaws before using the cam to lock the hook into place and I have not had any problems.

ren. presentation 2000
ren. presentation 2000

 

Overall, I love this new vice.  It is easy to tell after using it that it is a high quality vice.  If you have’t tied with a rotary vice, I highly recommend it.  It has helped me tie flies faster, with a higher quality.  Being able to rotate the fly around as you tie allows you to see the fly at all angles to ensure a good tie.  You will not be disappointed if you upgrade to this vice!

I look forward to tying many heavy, tungsten beads euro nymphs that are sure to catch many a fish!!!

Derek Kohler – (aka fish catcher)

 

 

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