Nymphing rods.

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Danielocean, Jul 10, 2014.

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Your preferred nymphing rod.

  1. Single hand

    50.0%
  2. Switch rod

    30.0%
  3. Center Pin

    15.0%
  4. Other.

    10.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    This thread is legitimate, and not intended for negative purposes.

    What is your go to rod setup for nymphing. Do you prefer single hand, switch, pin, and why? Lets talk about fishing guys.
     
  2. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    I voted
     
  3. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    I choose centerpin because I'd rather dry shave my ass than cast a bobber, heavy flies, and several split shots on a fly rod. I don't mind light nymphing for trout, but the fun is lost on me when it comes to steelheading.
     
  4. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    The rivers I've been fishing only allows one barbless fly and any device used as floatations to suspend your nymph is illegal. I use a Sage ESN 4wt and a 12' leader and tungsten nymph. When you can catch big marble trout like that in gin clear water it's nymphing on a whole new level.


    "Only when the last tree has been felled, the last river poisoned and the last fish caught, man will know that he cannot eat money."
     
  5. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    I didn't vote, because it depends.

    From a boat, single hander all the way. There's not a lot of difference from nymphing on the run for trout or nymphing on the run for steelhead. I use an old Redington RedFly 8 wt, with a Rio Steelhead/Salmon line. I run the smallest bobber I can get away with along with the dual nymph rig of your choice. I choose this because it's easier to reset the rig with a single hander than a two hander from a boat.

    For wading, I run a Redington CPX 6 wt switch with the Rio switch line and once again, the dual nymph setup of your choice. Obviously, you when you're casting junk from the bank all day, a two hander is going to be easier and cause less fatigue than a single hander. I spent 2 years flailing with a single hander before I had enough and started investigating the switch rod. This was back when it was frowned upon to fish bobbers with a two hander, but I'll tell you what, my arms thanked me after a full day of fishing. Haven't looked back since.
     
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  6. Blake Harmon

    Blake Harmon Active Member

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    Single hander all the way. My go to steelhead nymph rig requires no more weight or any bigger bugs than any nymph rig you would see on the yakima, or any trout fishery with stoneflies around. I have switches and they have their purpose too, I just prefer the single hander.
     
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  7. im going to have to try dry shaving my ass to really put this in perspective
     
  8. Lex

    Lex Active Member

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    Trout: single hander.

    Steelhead: and I know this wasn't a voting option but a float and jig with braided main line and maxima ultra green leader. Will run trouty nymphs on that for eastside waters.
     
  9. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    single-hander since if i am nymphing it is from foot on small streams.
     
  10. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    Will never nymph again.

    cds
     
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  11. Dizane

    Dizane Coast to Coast

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    Plus fishing with a centerpin is fun.
     
  12. Sean Beauchamp

    Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    If I had to choose the switch really is the way to go. Stronger roll casts, better reach on the mend, and much more line pick up on the hookset. I'm still more likely to reach for my single hander when nymphing outta the boat but that depends on the situation. Good nymphing is all about understanding your limits and capitalizing on the strengths of the presentation instead of trying to make your fly rod fish a float and jig. Or try and make your single hander work in two hander water. Or you can have all 3 in the boat :)
     

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  13. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Single hander since I don't use a 2-hander.
     
  14. chodder

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    If your like me, your way too poor to buy a new rod every time you want to fish a different way. Ive got an 11' foot 8 wt switch with a (I think) 7/8 wulff ambush line on it, and ive nymphed with it, skated dries with floating tips, put a sink tip on it, and overhand cast it from the beach. Its not always pretty casting or the nicest feel, but it gets out there and I dont need to pack 6 poles everytime.
     
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    I voted for "other" because I don't fish nymphs much. And when I do, it's generally for trout and mostly in lakes. For which I cast a single hand rod.
     
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    Pass the razor when you're done.
     
  17. golfman44

    golfman44 Active Member

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    I've only used a centerpin for 10 minutes in my entire life but voted for it. Drag free drifting yarn + a bead right thru Dan's swing while I'm 150 yards above him in the run was priceless.

    Someone sell me a pin please.
     
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    The most effective method to "fool steelhead" would be a centerpin outfit because that is what they are designed for, dead drifting just off the bottom. If you use bait they are closer to equal but centerpin still wins because of the ease of presentation, whether from a boat or the bank.

    Since it's all about numbers you'll do best with a properly setup centerpin outfit. Didn't vote because I don't know how to nymph.
     
  19. Evan Burck

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    For me, it's not even a numbers thing. I'll put it down and swing flies no problem. I just think centerpinning is an incredibly fun way to fish.
     
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    Evan do you have any spare pin setups you could hook me up with
     

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