You know you can fish dries without a hatch? Trout “lookup” in Most clear water conditions. Work on aerial mends and great presentations.Yes. I have been exploring Euro nymphing for some time now and have just gotten a rod to accomplish the type fishing. I have never been much on nymph fishing but then, most of us like the visual of dry fly fishing. That is still my favorite but the bugs don't always come off when I'm there so the nymph route seems to be the way to go. I bought a nymph "extension" line to tag on to my floating line so when I am seeing no hatches, I can tag that on, change leaders and flies, and be ready to nymph fish in a matter of minutes. I haven't tried it yet but will pretty quickly.
I did the pencil lead, corkie and yarn first, maybe that's why nymph fishing seems natural now. Dirty, dirty, dirty.It's funny, I tight lined fished before I knew what a indicator was. I wasn't to successful, but, caught a few fish. I should have stuck with it. Might help me with drift fishing a yarn and corkie.
All of this shit cracks me up....I mean we're fishing for trout....right?
Most folks who have been fly fishing for these trouts for a while now, have utilized the whole tight line techniques for a really long time....as we go through it, the technique hasn't changed, just the rigging to make it slightly more effective has.