Waters & words

Nothing new under the sun: Tight line nymphing

 

Tight line nymphing-1

“His system was to attach a split shot sinker well above a nymph, and fish it on a short and fairly taught line with a colourful leader and a little sleeve of orange marker. His success was phenomenal …….”    Charles F Waterman, writing of George Anderson fishing the Madison some time in the 1960’s.   From “Mist on the River”  Published in 1986.

The outrigger technique : “The upstream, dead drift, tight line, high rod, weighted nymph technique”  ….Chuck Fothergill in The Masters of the Nymph  1979

An old American fly fishing technique, by Al Simpson

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