Nymphing – the New Way
by Jonathan White
French leader fishing for trout
French nymphing, or European nymphing as it is often known in the US, is the most important new development in flyfishing for a generation. The use of ultra-long tapered French leaders provides huge advantages both in terms of reducing drag and dramatically improving fly presentation.
These methods, which have already revolutionised the world of competition flyfishing, are now also proving themselves to be a game-changer for the recreational fisherman.
This is the first book to explain all branches of French leader technique:
• sight nymphing
• short and long-range indicator nymphing
• dry fly
• fishing for grayling, carp and steelhead
• masterclasses from leading experts
Cody Burgdorff (USA)
Julien Daguillanes (France)
Stanislav Mankov (Bulgaria)
• tips for fishing in all types of river and clear stillwaters in the UK, Continental Europe, the
USA and the Southern Hemisphere.
Use of the French leader has led to the French national team becoming the most successful team at the World Championships in recent years, winning 7 Gold, 7 Silver and 7 Bronze medals.
As opportunities to catch trout on a dry fly have become less frequent and of shorter duration, the use of modern nymphing techniques can often make the difference between a successful fishing trip and not catching fish at all.
150 Colour photographs
Sep 01, 2016
About the Author:
Jonathan White has flyfished widely for trout, sea trout and salmon in the western USA, the Kola, Iceland, Chile and Argentina, as well as saltwater flyfishing in the Seychelles and Bahamas.
He started flyfishing on the river Teme in Shropshire as a ten-year-old and has now fished the Welsh border streams regularly for 45 years.
Since retiring from a career in international banking, he fishes several times a year on the southern chalkstreams, particularly the Test, and also often visits Scotland to fish on the Tweed and the Spey.
Probably his most unusual feat of flyfishing was to catch trout in the Swat Valley in Pakistan. This is unlikely to be repeatable in the near future as this area is currently in the hands of the Taliban!
He is Chair of the Trustees of the Severn Rivers Trust.