Nymphing vs Swinging

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  1. JesseC

    JesseC Active Member

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    Serious question though. Is a swung bead pure of heart?
     
  2. Ian Broadie

    Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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  3. JesseC

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    what if its waking on the surface?
     
  4. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Riffle hitched beads are certainly a pure form of swinging. You may need to switch to a Spin-n-glo to keep your presentation on the top. Wakes like a mad freak though, but you have to cut one wing off and pin it to keep it from fouling your flourocarbon leader.

    Real question...is nymphing and swinging really two quantum states of the same object? I mean when you tight line nymph the start of your presentation, yet allow it to swing through the end, is there a transition moment in the middle where you occupy two states at one time?

    Quantum of Nymphing?

    And, perhaps a more philosophical question, are you only a dirty ass nympher at the start of the presentation, transitioning to a noble purist at the end of your swing? Even if there is a bead trailing?

    What if you are using a sol duc spey to nymph? Are you less dirty or more dirty? Does the noble fly elevate your endeavors, or does the nymphing of such a classic further pull you down into the shanty town of "Nympherland?"

    Inquiring minds want to know...but not really ;-)
     
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    I had not seen it before and it brought a chuckle to me. It also remind me of the interface on the web between different concepts. Any concept.
     
  6. PT

    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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    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    This thread has potential....
     
  8. Ian Broadie

    Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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  9. Sean Beauchamp

    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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  10. PT

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    When one inhales a dead drifted indicatamabobbercator would it be considered the same as if it took a dry?
     
  11. Sean Beauchamp

    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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    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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

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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.
     
  14. bennysbuddy

    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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  15. PT

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    bump