Nymphing vs Swinging

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Evan Virnoche, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. PT Physhicist

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    The way I see it is that I'm the only person doing it properly. Regarless my technique, everyone else is a dirty sob.
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  2. Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    This thread has potential....
  3. Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
  4. Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    I can confirm that when a steelhead eats a swung bead it feels the exact same as a sunk wet fly :)
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  5. PT Physhicist

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    When one inhales a dead drifted indicatamabobbercator would it be considered the same as if it took a dry?
  6. Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    This happened at rocky ford once. I tried nymphing scuds and right away a big fish came up and ate my tiny thingamabobber. It swam down to the bottom and after I realized it wasn't letting go I set the hook to yank it free and in the process drug my top fly through its jaws and flossed it in the corner of its mouth... Landed it a few minutes later and wasn't sure how to feel.
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  7. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Dirty. That is how you should feel, dirty. Sometimes dirty is good at the right time and place.
  8. JesseC Active Member

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    This is my favorite dry bead pattern.
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    At first I thought it was too dirty because the wings were just to mimic the spin n glo. But, I got over myself.
  9. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    There is no such thing as too dirty, that dry bead fly should be able to soak up a lot of shrimp scent oil
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  10. PT Physhicist

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  11. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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  12. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Jeremy, that was funny!
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  13. Justin Biedber masterbeader

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    i like Nymphing better cause i catch more fish that way. my buddy has a sweet raft and i like to fish out of it. way more productive than swinging imho. swinging only catches me frustration.