Stealth camou clear INT WF7IAfter three years of intensive development and testing, it is finally here! Almost invisible, little camouflaged clear intermediate line. The idea for this type of line was born already in 2012 during the Norway Championship. The right choice for this option was then confirmed during the following 2013 World Championship in Norway, where the Czechs won. This type of line proved to be a key element and irreplaceable for fishing of careful fish.

p04Author: Russ Symons (source: Trout Fisherman, Jan-Feb 2015, pp. 18-22)

WHEN the grass is crunchy underfoot and the fallen leaves make a random pattern of colour and ice crystals, then you know instinctively that the fishing will not be that easy! So what do you do? In some respects it depends how desperate you are to catch fish. Have you pressured yourself by buying a full day ticket and are you determined to remain until you have caught your limit? Or have you bought a two-fish ticket, planning to fish through just the warmer part of the day and if you catch one, will go home happy?

Hi Karel, 

San Ron WormEnjoyed reading your article about the Squirm. The San Ron Worm pattern works even better then the Squirm and its more durable. See the Video - Shows you how to make a San Ron Worm. Using glue. I'll be glad to send you some to try.

Just let me know,  
Ron Gaddy

by Karel Křivanec

I have taken the name of this article from the children rhyme which everyone knows in our country, because this expresses the best what I want to write about. I could have also called the article as: “The Year of a Worm”, but I am not entirely sure, whether it was just the last year or it will be this year. But I will start from the beginning.

For several years, we can see especially on American fly fishing websites increasing a number of articles about various types of worms. Worm as a pattern of a fly fishing bait is nothing new in our country and it got here from Poland, where it was often used in muddy water after strong rains. At the Youth World Championship 2009 in East Bohemia, one day the Doubrava River was so muddy that something could have been caught only with Polish worms.

by Karel Křivanec

There are many fishermen in France who fish only "with eyes" and some of them use new types of tiny painted lead nymph, whose tying and the use I was shown by Stan Freyheit. These nymphs in size 18 - 22 are very efficient for careful fish and because they are used mainly by the best French fly fishermen, there are still lots of secrets.

Author: Karel Křivanec

Karel - Pod lenorskou rechlíFrench nymphing with a very long leader was disclosed at the World Championship in Spain (2003) and in 2004 Czech observers could see even more of it during the World Championship in Slovakia. Long French leaders were used in the Czech Republic at the fly fishing competitions in the following year and this new way became immediately successful. This proved in the team competition at the World Championship in New Zealand (January 2008), where the Czechs won both team and the individual competition. The main cause of this clear victory was just "hybridization" of Czech and French nymphing techniques. Czech competitors used very long leaders (7 - 9 m) in combination with tree weighted nymphs and ten feet long rods class 5 - 6 AFTMA. Even if it almost looked like that the Czech school exhausted its possibilities, just the combination with French elements opened new ways which I would like to mention shortly.

By Karel Křivanec

I left the aforementioned Mr. Feuerstein´s article in my archive for more than two years. Thus today I publish his challenge which slightly reminds me of activities of our southern neighbours against the nuclear power plant in Temelin. However, I do not want to offend any of my Austrian friends, because there are also individuals using a common sense and there are plenty of them. And now I would comment Günter´s mistakes.

(Flyfishing International, 2010-07-11 23:56)

by Günter Feuerstein

Although it was more than 30 years ago but I remember quite well the time when my friends and I started fly fishing. From this day forth we fell in love with the picture of the enrolling line in the air which carried our flies to the target. No long rod, no heavy tackle, just an artificial fly casted with a long elastic weight called a fly line. It was a great feeling! Something totally new. We loved it and still do.

The beauty of the enroling line is what makes fly fishing special and what makes the big difference to spinn or match fishing where you just cast a weight without doing any false casts. We fished with dry flies first as dry fly fishing was for us the most spectacular method. In the end of the seventies when we tried to start using underwater patterns - aka nymphs. We fished the Bregenzer and Dornbirner Ache at that time, two of the larger rivers in Vorarlberg, the province in the western part of Austria.

Author: Jeremy Lucas

Sorry, removed by request of Mr. Bowler, editor of the magazine Fly Fishing & Fly Tying.

w01Source: Trout Fisherman NOV 25 – DEC 22, 2010 pp. 19-21

By Paul Procter Pictures: Rod Calbrade

AS winter takes hold, the state of our rivers will drastically change. Be it raging floods, freezing temperatures or a combination of both, these extremes send grayling to more comfortable parts of a river, usually close to the streambed in deeper runs and pools. Given this, to stay in touch with them, nymph tactics will be at the forefront.

On occasions a flurry of olives or midges will bring fish to the surface, even on the coldest of days. But, generally, bugs and nymphs like caseless caddis, cased caddis, shrimps and stonefty nymphs provide grayling with winter sustenance.

(Source: Trout Fisherman NOV 25 – DEC 22, 2010 pp. 96)

Robbie Winramgets tying with the latest dubbing blends from the Czech experts...

THE Czechs are masters of nymph fishing tactics, and as you would expect this expertise rolls over into their fly-tying as well. After all, what's the good of perfecting the technique if the flies don't match up to the job.