2021 Dates: May 21st, 23rd, 2021
Class Size: 5 Students
Nick Teynor is a long time employee, FFI Certified Casting Instructor, and Small Streams Guide.
Call the shop at: (801)-521-6424. Or stop in the shop to sign up.
*We require payment in full to reserve your spot!*
Nymphing techniques have undergone a drastic change from standard strike-indicator rigs in the last ten years. The growth of competitive fly-fishing has driven crafty European anglers to think outside the box, and the result is a multitude of alternative nymphing tactics that are very effective on trout across the globe. This class is meant to dispel any and all myths about basic non-indicator techniques, and to give you a basic education on how to do it. A major part of the class will also focus on how to enhance/better your fishing success using strike indicators, and how/when to best use Dry-Dropper rigs to streamline and “round-out “your fishing abilities. Why? As cool and effective as the European techniques are, they are meant for specific kinds of water and fishing situations.
After all, learning new tactics to catch fish should be fun and encompass all techniques! You class instructor will be Nick Teynor. Nick is a FFF Certified Casting Instructor and a long-time WRF Small-Streams guide, and will show you the know-how to apply these deadly and fun techniques to your local fishing holes. The class will be capped at six students, and the following itinerary will tell you what you need. Sign up soon, this class always fills!
Night One: Due to COVID-19, the format of the class has changed for 2021. This class will consist of a ZOOM evening session, and then a half-day trip out to the river for a hands on experience. The weekday ZOOM session class will run from 6:00 PM-8:30 PM. This class will be focused on showing the basic knowledge and understanding about where and how to use this technique.
6:00-7:00 PM: Class will start with introductions, and focus on presenting the questions that will need to be answered over the duration of the class. We will discuss the history behind European Nymphing Techniques, and show you the flies and leaders necessary to be successful.
7:00-8:00 PM: This part of the class will focus on understanding where and how to present your flies, and on how to set-up your leader to achieve the best presentation possible. The class will culminate by building your own series of European nymphing leaders that you will use on Saturday’s on-water session.
8:00-8:30 PM: Class Wrap-up with Q&A session and maps will be passed out to where we will be meeting for Saturday.
Second Class: We will meet on the Middle Provo. I will make sure to look at the flow charts prior to Thursday’s class, and whatever is running reasonably will be the river of choice for the class.
8:00 AM: Meet at Middle Provo. Set up gear, flies, and make our way down to the river.
8:30-9:30 AM: We will do a seine sample, and see what our #1 and #2 most prevalent bugs are in the section of river we will be set up on, and answer any and all questions on the life cycle of the insects. From here, we will spread out, and Nick will demonstrate the proper and improper ways to present your flies.
9:30-11:30 AM: Students will spread out, and work on their technique. Nick will come around and make sure that any and all questions are being addressed and answered. We will focus on fast/deep pockets and shallow fast pockets. *Students will be shown how to rig their flies accordingly for these two water types.
11:30-12:00 AM: Wrap-Up/Questions.