pros and cons of nymphing with a fly rod?

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by dragonslayer, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Freestone

    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

    You forgot the most challenging method of angling for steelhead: Tenkara dry fly steelhead fishing - it should be at the top of the list!
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  2. PT

    PT Physhicist

    Pros- If you get good at at, you can catch a few fish.
    Cons- You have to cast that crap.
  3. TallFlyGuy

    TallFlyGuy Adipossessed!

    LOL. That is just some funny (with lots of truth in it) stuff right there... I don't care who you are.
  4. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows The Thought Train

    He who tenkara dry fly steelhead fishes is the hipster king

  5. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows The Thought Train

    indicator fishermen need three arms to do a pushup
  6. Peyton00

    Peyton00 Active Member

    Oh man, i like your sense of humor.

    I have what some ladies consider to be a third leg... but thats only helps in the bedroom.:D
  7. Jmills81

    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

    my dick is bigger because I only swing......fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck this thread comes up 5 times a winter

    Carry on arguers...
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  8. Red Arch

    Red Arch Active Member

    Define your definition of nymphers.
    Is it putting a nymph underneath a strike indicator with split to sink it?
    Is it a tight line strategy where there are only flies on your line?
    Is it a dead drift strategy where your using the fly line as an indicator with no splits or indicators?
    Or do you classify nymphing off of a floating line as a dry-line wet fly flinger?

    Oh and I would say that if you are using copiuos amounts of floatant that is not the peak as you are "adding" to your fly in an effort to keep it from sinking.
  9. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows The Thought Train

    so your saying i'm not an angler because i use two drops of gink to your one drop......

    how dare you say there's a difference in using two drops vs. one. are you some kind of elitist scumbag?

    if it is legal to use floatant and we're all having fun what does it matter to you?

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  10. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

    I just cant wait for the thread when the CDC guys to pick apart the guys using synthetic, and call them out as non-fishermen..
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  11. NateTreat

    NateTreat Banned or Parked

    This is truly pathetic. If you're being serious, you're just a jerk. These topics are why I can't stand a lot of guys that only fly fish. They're not nice people. I know part of this was said in jest, but seriously. If you think it's okay to call others this kind of garbage, than you need to take a look in the mirror. It doesn't make you a better fishermen, it makes you a bad person.
  12. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

    Almost to page 5.
  13. golfman44

    golfman44 Coho Queen

    Page 8 on phone app.

  14. Randall Clark

    Randall Clark Active Member

    lol, it helped immensely...

    although, I'm a little confused as to what category one would be if they dead drifted floating beads only...a sexually confused yoda?
  15. Red Arch

    Red Arch Active Member

    Your missing the keyword of peak, as in supreme form of angler etc for using copious amounts of floatant rather then changing flies up or allowing them to sink from wqter saturation. Or even tying foam into your fly so it is part of the presentation, aids flotation and allows it to skate.

    Elitist scumbag? I would call that flamebate considering I was commentimg on the break down of the "angler ladder" I think is rubbish because it seperates fly fishers based on what they are willing to try depending on conditions.

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  16. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows The Thought Train

    high praise from low places.
  17. PT

    PT Physhicist

    If a fly has foam in it, is it really a fly?
  18. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

    "Nowhere is the dreamer or the misfit so alone

    In the high school halls
    In the shopping malls
    Conform or be cast out
    In the basement bars
    In the backs of cars
    Be cool or be cast out"
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  19. NateTreat

    NateTreat Banned or Parked

    I don't even know you, I think you have me confused with somebody else. Regardless, now that I know how you feel, you're just a big fat jerk.
  20. Irafly

    Irafly Active Member

    Did I tell you all about the time I landed a steelhead on a fly without the fly itself ever actually touching the water? I worked my way out on a log jam, reached my fly rod out over the water and dangled the fly above a fish I had spotted and the fish pushed his nose 2" out of the water to take the fly.

    Now of course TallFlyGuy and Sop would not consider that fly fishing, because I did not use the weight of the fly line to present my offering.

    Where does this rate on the scale?

    Dang I wish I could have seen that indicator go down!