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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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The Connection…

As fly anglers what kinds of connections are we seeking? Connecting with nature, with the fish, with our fishing buddies, with ourselves… more connections than we often realize.

Fly Fishing Connection

Last week I had the opportunity of teaching four separate individuals (on three separate outings) all about Euro Nymphing. This was unique because only one of them had ever heard of this method and requested to be taught while the others had only cast a fly rod a few times if ever. Typically as a guide I start students off with an indicator and a bounce rig. Often times the fish practically hook themselves with that method and it has proven to be extremely effective for beginners. However, I deviated and dug a little deeper by showing these new comers the art of Euro Nymphing. The results were outstanding in all cases and has caused me to reflect on my willingness to share this technique with new comers.

Euro Nymphing Utah

Prince Kohler

Jeff A. (Pictured below fighting a fish) might be fairly new to the sport of fly fishing, but he has fully immersed himself over the past few months and has learned more than many seasoned anglers in a very short time. He requested that I teach him some of the European Nymphing techniques such as Czech Nymphing and French Nymphing. He had a great day on the river, and has since informed me of three additional solo outings he has ventured on that have all been very successful.

Euro Nymphing

Provo River Brown TroutRoyce S. had never caught a fish in his life…thus I started him with a bounce rig. After hours of fruitless efforts on what appeared to be a slow couple days of fishing we switched over to Euro Nymphing. The results were astonishing. His first fish ever was a beautiful 20″ Provo River brown. He then proceeded to hook and land many smaller fish, and to conclude the day he stuck and landed a strong 18″ brown. Spoiled…? Yes indeed!

Provo River Fly Fishing

Provo River Brown Trout

Royce mentioned what attracted him to Euro Nymphing over the bounce rig after just minutes of switching techniques “I feel so connected! Connected to the flies, connected to the fish.” He nailed the main advantage of a tight line nymphing technique, being connected and feeling everything your flies feel. In my opinion this is the number one reason why this technique is superior to other nymphing methods in most scenarios.

Czech Nymphing

Euro Nymphing

Provo River Fly Fishing

Although not an avid angler, Royce found the connection that many of us are looking for each time we head to the river. I dare say that’s what Euro Nymphing can do.

For a day on the river Euro Nymphing, and other guide trips email us directly at flytying123@gmail.com

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