Question...is Euro nymphing actually fly fishing?

LilCutts

fish & whistle
WFF Supporter
I've heard arguments on both sides from guides and anglers on the east and west coasts. Some think it is, some think it isn't. Seems like a matter of opinion and where you draw the line on the definition of fly fishing. Thoughts?
 

Evan Burck

Fudge Dragon
So why do we get special access to lakes and rivers for fly-fishermen...who don't actually fly-fish?
I don't have the answer to your question. If I fished in any of those places, I'd abide by the regulations to fish there. I also do a whole lot of what the purists here would consider fly fishing. I just don't bother with semantics. I like fishing. I put little to no thought in to what I call what I'm doing.
 

longputt

Active Member
I don't have the answer to your question. If I fished in any of those places, I'd abide by the regulations to fish there. I also do a whole lot of what the purists here would consider fly fishing. I just don't bother with semantics. I like fishing. I put little to no thought in to what I call what I'm doing.
I do also, but I get a little frustrated by pompous fly-fisherman...I'm old school...fishing used to be a hunter/gather activity and now it's become recreation so do whatever you want to enjoy it but don't exclude others...just my opinion.
 

Zak

WFF Supporter
Long before I knew anything about flyfishing I found that the best way to catch all the trout was "flylining" a worm subsurface or grasshopper on the surface with no weight and small hooks. I wouldn't call that flyfishing. But I think trolling flies is definitely fly fishing. Because I'm fishing, with a fly.
 

Clarkman

Huge Fly Guy
WFF Supporter
I know you are new here. Generally it's considered poor form to bump old posts. I'm seeing a habit of you bumping them with posts that come off as righteous or are meant to provoke. You then seem to struggle with the attention this brings back towards you. Might I suggest laying low, getting to know people and participating in the posts that are current?
I pulled this @b_illymac quotes from one of the other thread you started tried trolling on.

Soooo, Lily, apparently this is just who you are.

Like I said in the other thread, if you're gonna troll, TROLL...be better, or as one of my favorite musky dudes says, "Suck Less, thanks"

I mean, and I ask this with sincerity, what's you're point here? Are you really curious? are you trying to troll? or what....c'mon, be honest.
 

BC33

Active Member
Fish how u want, and dont worry about it.

Euro nymphing is another (very effective) arrow in my quiver.

That said, I'd rather sight fish dries to 20" trout if I had my druthers, but since that often isn't how things work, I do what gets a bend in the rod.....and once you dial in euro, it is super deadly.
 

LilCutts

fish & whistle
WFF Supporter
I pulled this @b_illymac quotes from one of the other thread you started tried trolling on.

Soooo, Lily, apparently this is just who you are.

Like I said in the other thread, if you're gonna troll, TROLL...be better, or as one of my favorite musky dudes says, "Suck Less, thanks"

I mean, and I ask this with sincerity, what's you're point here? Are you really curious? are you trying to troll? or what....c'mon, be honest.
Are you fucking kidding me? You just like to jump at any chance to insult me. This is a QUESTION, which is why I asked it, because I'm curious about what people think. YOU are referring to a completely different thread and bringing it into a new one. Just pick someone new to bully and leave me alone. Thanks for another chance to use the ignore function!
 

chris stiemert

WFF Supporter
End of winter always seems to bring a special environment on this forum, can’t wait for everyone to get out and catch some fish. I went out Saturday and was skunked but was great to breathe some fresh air and not be on the internet.
 

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