French/Czech Nymphing Leader Setup ~ fly fishing

A favoured approach on light Weight lengthy 10-12ft rods. This is my French/Czech style nymphing leader adaptation with a versatile and hi~viz indicator ~ Jim WFFS (Updated 01/12/09)

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djdec2010 August 13, 2011 at 4:13 am

i just peeled off the rubber part and use the normal line underneath as a leader alot less complicated saves more fishing time

dunrobins August 13, 2011 at 4:17 am

When I first found out about this method I used braided loop for my indicator with a team of micro nymphs on the business end. The success was immediate, often a fish per cast. It was ridiculous. If you are a competition fisher, I think the method you mention is illegal however the method I mentioned is legal as the ‘indicator’ forms part of the actual cast i.e. the indicator takes the strain of the fish and helps with presentation. (I may be mistaken re. the rules on that)

TanushiHeadbash August 13, 2011 at 4:39 am

Much appreciated- wil add this indicator to my arsenal of others I know of. Would welcome a little guidance on the prefferred makes of mono for the French Leader mainline. I am led to beleive from elsewhere that stiffer mono is preferrable but my knowledge of the characteristics of mono makes is not great.
Thanks again

zenbooter August 13, 2011 at 5:20 am

Good Day Sir.
So here we are one yr.later,therefor I wish you a Merry Christmas and blessed and happy new year. This is what I’ve been looking for. Is it a Czech design or wholely yours? Thank you for posting it. I see where over 10,000 have visited and only one had the courtesy to admire or reject it in spite of the fact, It makes so much sense. Now to find that stuf. Tom.

zenbooter August 13, 2011 at 5:25 am

Good Day Sir.
So here we are one yr.later,therefor I wish you a Merry Christmas and blessed and happy new year. This is what I’ve been looking for. Is it a Czech design? Thank you for posting it. I see where over 10,000 have visited and only one had the courtesy to admire or reject it in spite of the fact, It makes so much sense. Now to find that stuf. Tom.

WiltshireFlyFishing August 13, 2011 at 5:51 am

Thanks bdean95
It’s very much a good starting point for anyone. The focus being to make the indicator very visible. Once happy with the concept, you can develop it by introducing tapers at given points, perhaps for light nymphing situations, or, varying the diameters of materials in such a way that helps with not only the visible element but the feel, if both of these senses are in play through the technique of fishing this method then I’d like to think success is likely to follow ~ Jim

bdean95 August 13, 2011 at 6:35 am

Great info, thanks.

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