By Karel Křivanec
Between 6 and 11 June 2018, 24th European Fly Fishing Championship was held in South Bohemia. Fourteen male and three female teams applied for this competition. Two competition sectors were marked on the Vltava 28 between Vyšší Brod and Rožmberk and one sector was marked on the Vltava 29 in “Devil’s Rapids”, which is a bouldered stream flowing from the Lipno Reservoir and ending in the Lipno 2 Equalizing Reservoir. Two lake competitions in the trout reservoir called Květoňov (6 ha) located near a small town of Kaplice were added into the competition scheme.
by Howard Croston
Source: FlyFishing & FlyTying (03/2018, pp 47-50)
HC details his own, customised river set-up which covers both French leader and Euro-nymphing options.
Last month I argued the case and highlighted the scenarios when I would reach right past, my French leader rig and pick and possibly more effective - for certain scenarios. This month I will be doing the exact opposite, and taking a deep dive into all things French.
The French leader has been a revelation and a revolution in modern river fishing, mainly in the last decade or so, at least on this side of The Channel. The French leader many of us use today has been moulded and shaped away from its original roots into something different by a number of factors.
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