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Euro Nymphing

by Lance Egan   |  December 5th, 2011 0

I had the opportunity to spend a day on the river with a couple of good friends yesterday. Devin Olsen and Glade Gunther have put up with my riverside tomfoolery too many times to count but since both are cursed with a serious case of angling addiction they still answer my phone calls……..well, most of them ;)
Devin and Glade are well rounded Trout anglers and are exceptionally good at Euro Nymphing. Since Trout do more than 90% of their feeding subsurface, nymphing is usually the best way to maximize your catch. If you haven’t tried Euro Nymphing watch the short video below to see how easy it can be and then head to your favorite flyshop and pick up the current issue (Gear Guide 2012) of Fly Fisherman Magazine. In the mag you will find the usual quality articles and reviews as well as my first contribution to the print magazine. My article walks you through Euro Nymphing basics, lists why and where it works and gives an easy to build leader formula. Following the article is a Euro Nymphing rod review to help you choose the proper rod for Euro techniques.

Learn all you can about this technique. Mastering Euro Nymphing will improve your catch and efficiency on the water.

About Lance Egan

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Lance Egan has been fly fishing since age 12. Although Lance comes from a nonfishing family, fish have intrigued him since he was too young to talk. When he was a baby, and not sleeping through the night, Lance's parents would prop him up in front of a large fish tank where he would abruptly stop crying and watch the fish until falling back to sleep. He has been completely obsessed ever since. When Lance was old enough to drive, he was off fishing every chance he could get—fishing before and after work, after school and ever day off. Today he fishes an average of 150 days per year and never gets tired of wetting a line. He has made a career of fly fishing. Employed at Cabelas, he currently resides in Lehi, Utah, with his wife Autumn and son Mikey, just minutes away from many lakes and streams. He is a pro staff member of Ross Reels and Scientific Anglers, and is an Umpqua Feather Merchants Signature Fly Designer. Lance also tests prototype fishing gear for Simms Fishing Products.

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