Nymphing for Steelhead...why are folks against it?

LisaMfly

"Swing Flies, Be Happy."- Write 2 Fly-Fish
#76
In my opinion, nymphing seems like a non-proper way to "fly-fish". Might as well bust out the fishing pole and bait. If you can't catch steelhead on a swing with a dry line, try a sink tip, if that doesn't work, say F*ck it and go home. You get more respect for catching steelhead the way it should be done. :) (btw, I'm new to this, so take everything I say with a grain of salt.)
 

slim

Fish or Ski...Fish or ski....fish!
#78
Hey LisaMfly, you haven't been skunked steelheading yet have you? :beathead:This year's monster run has been a lot of fun to catch fish on ANY method, but attitudes change when the fishing is a lot slower and you like to catch fish.

I occasionally nymph therefore I am a bad person, that shit cracks me up! Talk about elitism. It really doesn't matter how you fish and what you fish with. If you are fishing with a fly rod, you are challenging yourself to catch a fish in a harder method of fishing. You have devoted yourself to understanding what fish eat, temperatures and how they affect the bite, reading water.........

As far as the take, I have caught fish this year on the swing that haven't hit that hard, and have caught fish nymphing that have rocked. It all depends on the fish, but ya, I guess overall the take on the swing is more aggressive.
 

BDD

Active Member
#79
My post has nothing to do with steelhead nymphing. I have my opinions and have stated some of them here. Nothing I read on the internet will change my mind or how I fish.

However, after reading back-to-back posts from Sg and LisaMfly, I went to their respective home pages. Sg has over 3,000 posts and has some of the most thoughtful posts I have ever read here: his posts, and a handful of others is a big reason why I stay tuned to this site. He has had 180 or so visits to his page.

LisMfly, from what I can see, is an attractive women who has been here for a few months and about 91 posts. She has had 811 people view her home page. I hope she does not find what I say offensive; it is only an observation.

Post counts and time being here mean little to me as I admire content and quality over quantity. I bring this up only because I find it interesting, a little humorous, and strengthens my belief that most men are pretty pathetic. :rofl:
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#80
I have always looked at nymphing as a different way of fly fishing. When I fished in Washington before I moved to Montana I did the swinging thing and the dry fly thing and I even tried a few wet flies.

But now that I'm in Montana, it is nymphing or just stay home. I do it with a thingambobber and one "BB" sized split shot and two nymphs. One a size 18 and the dropper a size 22. I don't fish all day anymore as I can get all I want in about an hour of fishing. So if I want to catch fish, I have to nymph. And I enjoy it.

Jim
 

Salmo_g

Well-Known Member
#81
Sg has a home page? What is it? Where is it? Never heard of it. Shows what I know. Even if LisaMfly didn't have a picture, it wouldn't be speculation to bet she's better looking than me.

Sg
 

1morecast

Active Member
#82
Nymphing for Steelhead.............Why are people against it???

Why?? Because I do not enjoy nymphing for anything! No other reason, my choice, does not make me any better, or worse then you.:beer2:
 

BDD

Active Member
#83
Sg has a home page? What is it? Where is it? Never heard of it. Shows what I know. Even if LisaMfly didn't have a picture, it wouldn't be speculation to bet she's better looking than me.

Sg
:rofl: That is the kind of stuff I'm talking about.

OK, maybe homepage is the wrong term but I can't think of a better one. From the drop-down menu when hovering the mouse over a person's name, select "view public profile" to go to their "home page".
 

Charles Sullivan

ignoring Rob Allen and Generic
#87
Nymphing for Steelhead.............Why are people against it???

Why?? Because I do not enjoy nymphing for anything! No other reason, my choice, does not make me any better, or worse then you.:beer2:
Ding Ding Ding!!! Winner winner chicken dinner!!! There it is. Short and sweet.
 

Itchy Dog

Some call me Kirk Werner
#88
I've never really enjoyed nymphing in general, and I'd never nymphed for steelhead until a trip this past fall. The intent was to employ the Spey rod and the swung fly. When that failed to produce, my buddy who happens to also be a forum member and who shall remain nameless for matters of public shame, produced his meat pole (don't go there, you dirty-minded bastards). He proceeded to begin hooking up with fish. After some doing he finally talked me intro trying it. I also began hooking up with fish. We continued to work every run hard with our swung flies first, but our hookups all resulted by way of the nymph stick. Yes, I would have preferred to catch the fish on the swing, because as we all know that there's more to fishing than catching fish. But sometimes a person just wants to catch a fish. It felt a little dirty, but I got over it. And I recently acquired a rod specifically for nymphing steel. I hope I don't have to use it very often, but when in Rome, do as the Romans do. Or something like that.
 

longstick

Active Member
#90
Fuck respect, the way it should be. That is a line of shit. Everyone fish your style and lets get off of this thread, this one is played out.