Czech Nymphing

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.

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.

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.

Oliver Edwards

Read how Oliver Edwards discovered Czech Nymphing
at the 1996 World Fly Fishing Championships

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