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Czech Nymphing / Upstream Nymphing & North Country Spiders - Run Time 2 hours 55 mins

Czech Nymphing / Upstream Nymphing & North Country Spiders - Run Time 2 hours 55 mins

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Czech Nymphing (Programme 1) 

I learnt Czech Nymphing while fishing the 1996 World Fly Fishing Championships in the Czech Republic. It was a revelation, a real eye opener. In some ways it is the antithesis of traditional nymphing techniques. Yet it is devastatingly effective and what is more, you will hook good fish in areas you may have previously considered not worth fishing. It is without a doubt, one of the most effective techniques for fast water.

80% of what trout and grayling eat is subsurface and the majority of that is taken directly off the riverbed or very near to it. So, if you want to improve your catch rate, you are better off fishing subsurface and close to the riverbed. This principle is at the heart of Czech Nymphing.

This DVD covers entomology, tying and fishing. You don't have to go the whole nine yards from the beginning and tie the patterns before you start to fish. But don't skip the fly tying. Watch how I design and tie the flies and you will acquire the knowledge to make the correct choices with shop bought flies. However, I would urge you to tie your own, it is the only way to match the insects on your local rivers but more importantly, nothing comes close to the pleasure you get from tying your own flies and catching fish with them - it's your choice.

Upstream Nymphing (Programme 2 – Part 1)

Classic upstream nymphing was once the preserve of southern chalk streams, however it is also very effective on fast flowing freestone rivers.

It is often quite strenuous fishing fast riffle but more often than not, your hard work is rewarded both in terms of numbers and the size of fish caught. For me there is also something very special, almost magical fishing this way - tightening on to that slight stab of the fly line and feeling the solid thump, thump of a fish.

North Country Spiders (Programme 2 – Part 2)

Most fishermen prefer wet fly fishing 'across and down', probably because it is an easy relaxing way to fish, but it is not the best way in my experience.

I prefer to cast virtually square across the current using an upstream reach cast, holding the rod high I track it across my body allowing the spiders to drift with control not just swinging round in the current. This way I avoid those plucks and pulls and connect with many more fish.


Contents Include

  • Entomology Tutorial
  • Reading the River
  • Various leader make ups for nymphing techniques fished
  • Fishing the Czech Nymph tutorial
  • Upstream nymphing tutorial
  • Wet fly fishing tutorial
  • Tying the Czech Nymph
  • Tying the Cased Caddis
  • Tying the Rhyacophila Larva
  • Tying the Hydropsyche Larva
  • Tying the Baetis Nymph
  • Tying the Heptagenid Nymph
  • Tying spiders - The Waterhen Bloa


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Last updated 15 06 22

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