Hi Guys,

My names Lewis Rumble, I have fished and captained Wales at International and World level and have won the WSTAA Fly Tying competition.

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4 responses

3 12 2011

Hi Lewis,

So you know something about Czech Nymphing then. It’s a subject that I’m interested in, using the system on the New England tailwater rivers. Farmington, Deerfield, & Swift. Any observations you would care to share would oblige.

4 12 2011

HI Bryan
I am very familiar with Czech Nymphing and French Nymphing . The difference between the two is that Czech style nymphing is used on a short length of line and fished under the rod tip. French style nymphing enables you to fish at range with a long leader of around 9m or so but is adjustable to the length that you decide. It is entirely up to you which method you use but I’ll answer your question about Czech nymphing , first of all how big is the river is it a stream or is it quite a big river enabling you to enter the river and fish across to the other side? . Tackle it is entitle up to you but I would recommend you to use a 9’6 – 10 Ft rod with a line weight of 2-5 , a double taper 2-5 line to perfect presentation as you won’t need to cast far. The leader that I tend to use and is used by many great river anglers is stroft in 3lb for nymphs or 4lb if the river is carrying a bit more water than usual. The flies I will upload a few photos of a mixture of flies sometime during this week and I’ll make sure I’ll tie a few river nymphs for what you will need. Fishing the method the beauty of nymphing is that you can fish your nymphs from 6 inches of water down to 3m of water depending on the weight of the fly . Cast you flies on a sort line of about 5 ft with a 6-7 ft leader with 2-3 flies spacing them about 20 inches apart then flick your line up stream keeping your fly line off the water by rising the rod and leave the tip of the line or braided loop on the surface watching it at all times for a take. The take will be the braided loop shooting under or just stopping. Keep flicking your flies in to fast and slow runs and if you have a fast pool there will be some slack water at the head of the run these a key fish holders . Please message me again for advice of anything that I can be of assistance.
Tight lines

4 12 2011

Thank you for your reply, it’s very interesting. I have come across French, Spanish, & Polish Nymphing as concepts, but I’m focused on the Czech as a starting point. The Farmington & Deerfield Rivers are both tail waters being discharged from the bottom of a power dam. They stay a constant temperature all year round. They are called “freestone” as they run through granite rocks with no chalk to soften the water. They are medium size rivers, not in the league of the Trent or Seven, more like 50 yds. across. Current is usually strong and fast particularly when they are generating power. I first got the idea that the principal of Czech Nymphing would be a good idea when I looked down at the water and two large trout were using my downstream leg as a current break.
I have used the system with some success, but it’s a question of keep searching until finding a stretch of water that works. That piece of water looks just the same as the other nine swims where it didn’t work.
If you are interested I’ll send you some photos of fishing in New England. The weather is starting to go downhill now and we won’t do much fishing until late Feb. when we go to northern New York State for the Steelheads.
Again, thanks for your reply,
Rgds, Bryan

12 06 2013

hi Lewis, nice site

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