Euro Jig Pheasant Tail
European nymphing is gaining in popularity here in the Estados Unidos, as it should. The techniques that have been used in France, Spain, Poland, and the Czech Republic deserve attention. They add a new perspective to nymph fishing and open up new opportunities on our home waters.
The Czech jig flies employed in various tight line nymphing techniques give the angler the option to fish right on the bottom without fear of repeated snag-ups. The weight from these jigs keeps the the multiple fly rig taunt...
Bottom Bouncer Caddis
This video features another variation on the Czech style jig nymph. The Bottom Bouncer Caddis fly is a suggestive imitation of a caddis larva or pupa. Fish this fly at the bottom of a 2 or 3 fly rig.
The jig in this video is a caddis larva/pupae. Many of our standard nymph patterns can be adapted to tying on these new jig hooks.
Bottom Tickler Tungsten Jig Fly
The Bottom Tickler Tungsten Jig Fly is a Czech-Eastern European style jig fly. This color scheme of tungsten jig is tremendously effective. Fish this fly as the bottom fly on a two fly rig, with a lighter nymph or soft hackle above it. I have had great luck with a small soft hackle on a dropper tag fished above this fly. Fish a larger heavier jig in faster or deeper water to get down faster.
- Hook: Umpqua C400BL Size 10-16 ...
This soft hackled Hare’s Ear pattern, tied on a jig style hook, is effective and quick fly to tie. The bugginess from the hare’s ear dubbing combined with the pink “hot spot” thorax make it irresistible. I typically tie it in a size 14, but it could easily be tied up to a size 8 and down to a size 16. This fly looks great when the body color is changed to olive or black.
- Hook: Umpqua C400BL Size 10-16