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Pravedimas žvejojant nimfa | MUSELINĖS MOKYKLA

Pravedimas žvejojant nimfa | MUSELINĖS MOKYKLA

Hello friends, it’s nice to see you back again, this time from the Merkys river We’re nymph fishing here, so we thought, why not tell you guys more about nymphs? We already told you about the leaders and arrangement, the time has come to master the cast! We can’t forget about nymphing rods when talking about nymphing Of course, you can use any rod to fish nymphs, your regular 9′ #5 will do You can bring even shorter rods to small streams However, in rivers like these, a light and long rod is very useful to have That way you can reach further, the light rod won’t tire your arm out You often need to have your arm raised and straight, so every gram counts Nymph rods tend to be long and pretty fast This results in much more control over your cast This is not the case with slow action rods Where our every move becomes exaggerated and reacts late Here I have a Vision Nymphmaniac #4 10′ rod I chose a #4 rod because we get to fight some pretty big trout when we go to Slovenia That’s why a #4 works best for me This is easily the best we’ve got to offer It weighs barely around 80 g. Therefore, it feels super light in the hand Let’s get casting As always, everything begins with getting the fly in the water Fishing nymphs feels like an intermediate fishing style between fly fishing and UL That’s because we use only the leader and the flies when casting We start with the leader at just about the length of the rod Even though it’s a short cast, you need to make it work and drown the flies Make a cast against the current and splash the flies on the water surface The splash will break the water surface and allow the flies to sink Always cast against the current The rate at which the nymphs sink depends on their weight and arrangement The thickness of the leader and the angle between the water and the leader A vertical leader has very little resistance Which allows sinking the nymphs quickly One they sank, you can continue with the cast If the leader is horizontal, the whole surface area of the leader causes resistance That prevents the nymphs from sinking properly The more vertical the leader is, the faster they sink Make a cast, sink the flies to where you want them, and turn the leader horizontally Then drag it slightly faster than the current Once the nymphs are at the depth I need them to be, I can continue with the cast It is important not to let the nymphs swim past your leader I need to be pulling the flies, not the other way around That’s the best way to maintain contact And if something is to stop the flies, whether it be the weeds or a fish I will be able to see movement in the indicator line or leader I might even feel a more aggressive bite If the nymphs swim in front of me and they get stopped My leader will continue swimming and I won’t see the bite until it’s too late Don’t just follow the nymphs, pull them slightly Slightly faster than the current You can jig them a bit, and you will always retain contact Cast, sink the fly, change the angle and start pulling the nymphs slightly faster than the current You can raise or jig the nymphs when fishing Feel free to use your imagination and experiment There are two ways to end the cast There is also room for experimenting We have the least contact with the fly at the end of the cast That’s because we can’t pull the nymphs with the tip of our rod any more When the nymphs get ahead of me, I turn towards them and try to keep contact This is also known as the blind spot Bites are very rarely felt at the end of the cast Which calls for a blind hookset Cast, sink the flies, turn with them, and set the hook at the end of the blind spot Only then make another cast Now for the second technique Raising the nymphs of the bottom The nymphs are now deep but I’m at the end of my cast Change direction and hold the rod in place The current drags the nymphs up This technique can be very effective The fish know – whenever something is rising from the bottom up It is most likely food That’s how many aquatic larvae hatch At a certain time, they rise from the bottom They hatch at the surface and fly away That’s why a rising nymph can look like a snack The angle between the rod and the line is also very important I recommend keeping that angle at around 90 degrees There is one common related mistake It usually occurs when using more line than needed Cast, sink the fly and raise the rod tip too high This reduces the angle between the rod and the line, leading to lost contact I now have less control over the cast It is also harder to set the hook At a 90 degree angle, I have room to manoeuvre Setting the hook will be easier It also makes it easier to cast Try to pay attention to keeping that 90 degree angle That’s the angle between the rod and the fly line The length of the cast does not alter that Let’s make a very short cast Cast, sink the flies Now I’m maintaining a 90 degree angle Since the cast is short, there is no need to raise the rod tip If I want to high-stick the nymphs I have to hold the rod high for the very same reasons To help me maintain the 90 degree angle The leader is coming to me at an angle, not vertically Raising the tip of the rod allows me to control the angle Providing good control of the cast Another example Long cast Rod high To maintain the needed angle A long cast – rod tip high up Short cast – rod tip low This also requires less effort And I always have control of the nymphs That’s it for today I hope you have learnt something new today Now go to the river and try it out Make sure to like, share and subscribe Comment with any questions or ideas We will try to answer your questions in future videos

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