French nymphing, or European nymphing as it is known in the US, is the most important new development in flyfishing for a generation. These methods have already revolutionised the world of competition flyfishing. This book explains all aspects of this explosively popular new method of flyfishing and shows how the recreational fly fisherman can easily master these techniques. The use of ultra-long tapered leaders provides huge advantages both in terms of reducing drag and dramatically improving fly presentation. This is the first book to explain all branches of French leader technique: sight nymphing, short and long-range indicator nymphing, dry fly fishing, for trout, carp and steelhead. It includes tips for fishing in all types of river and clear stillwaters in the USA, UK, Continental Europe, and the Southern Hemisphere. Julien Daguillanes, who is pictured on the front cover and contributed a masterclass chapter to the book, won the 2016 Individual Gold Medal at the Flyfishing World Championships in Vail, Colorado, underlining how European nymphing is just as effective in the USA as in Europe.
Major contributors to this book include: Cody Burgdorff (USA), Oscar Boatfield (UK), Julien Daguillanes (France), Stanislav Mankov (Bulgaria). Cody Burgdorff (2014 US Pro-Fly Tour Champion) explains the tackle, flies and techniques to successfully apply European nymphing techniques in the USA.
As opportunities to catch trout on a dry fly have become less frequent and of shorter duration, the use of modern nymphing techniques can often make the difference between a successful fishing trip and not catching fish at all.
* Nymphing The New Way won gold as the Best Fishing Book in the Fish and Fly 2016 Fly Fishing Industry Awards.
Hardcover, 160 pages