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Is this fly casting?

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Re: Is this fly casting?

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I thought it's called Hitler-nymphing.
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Re: Is this fly casting?

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Paul Arden wrote: Thu May 16, 2024 8:41 am I know Czech and French. What is Spanish? I see French as a logical development of Czech.
They are all logical developments of each other.

French and Spanish nymphing are pretty much the same thing in principle as you pointed out in further replies. Traditionally though french nymphing will be with a 20~ ft french leader which has a taper. Spanish nymphing one could argue is basically the downscaling of this, removing the taper and using long level leaders often at very small diameters (0.12-0.16). Harder to cast with accuracy but the drifts are better due to less leader mass.

Most of these terms come from one of these countries (such as France and Spain) refining/tweaking the most current long leader method having success with said method at WFFC.

Have you heard of Spanish dry fly? That is actually quite unique as far as I am aware.
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Hi Phil,

I think we covered this topic a few times, e.g. search for "Zoran czech nymphing" and you'll find some entertaining threads.

Fly fishing without a fly line is somewhat controversial. I remember an argument between GF and one czech nymph guy. A 2,5mm tungsten bead nymph is easy to cast with a normal fly rod / leader setup. Actually I think you can fish alternatively very well with such a setup. See for instance

Czech Nymphing with Jiri Klima


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It is also so popular here in the US I think it should all be called “Global Worming”.
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Has the squirmy wormy made it across to the US yet?
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VGB wrote: Sat May 18, 2024 4:09 pm Has the squirmy wormy made it across to the US yet?
Of course.

I came across them years back at a flyshop in NC.

I solidified my suspicion that nymph anglers know no shame! :laugh:
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somehow comp fishing and comp casting are on the opposite ends of the scale
ff with no fly line @ your feet vs. carrying 90ft. long belly on a tarpon rod
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In this rare photograph from 1609, a well known angler is fly fishing without a reel.
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