Many fly anglers struggle with how to properly rig a two or three fly nymph rig. Nymph fishing is by and large the most productive way to consistently catch fish. While nymph fishing may look complicated they are really quite simple to rig and understand. Follow these key points and you will be on your way to better nymph fishing in no time.
- Find the bottom of the river and fish up. A common mistake by most beginners is not using enough weight. Make sure your flies are actually getting down to the fish.
- Place your indicator at twice the depth of the water. So if the water is 2 feet deep,rig your indicator so that is about 4 feet from your flies.
- Use a point fly that you can see. Using a bright colored fly such as an egg or worm will help you see exactly where your flies are drifting and then you can adjust the depth of your rig accordingly.
- Use a big enough indicator to slow your flies and weight down. Match the size and style of your indicator to the size of flies and water you are fishing.
- Trust your indicator and set the hook! You never know if it is a rock or a big fish
on the end of your line!
Hopefully these tips will help your fishing out this summer.
Colorado Trout Fisher