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  1. The funny thing is that the current European Fly Fishing Champion, master of the ultra long leader nymphing, my friend Pablo Castro (https://www.facebook.com/pablo.castropinos?fref=ts) has always defended that fishing the dry fly is much more difficult than the nymph.

    Coming from a guy who have fished (and I say “fished”, not “guided”) around 300 days a year for the last 20 years or so it seems that there must be something about the dry. Drag-free drifts perhaps? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • hi Aitor !
      i’ve met Pablo, he’s a really nice guy and hope to see him at the Adelam thing in November.

      anyhow, resuming this to drag-free drifts is a little silly as they’re just as important when fishing below the surface.
      on the other hand, imparting movement to dries, wets or nymphs often works very well too ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Not silly at all when taking into account that the modern approach to nymphing is not to use a fly line at all. A 0.08 mm monofilament doesn’t experience any drag!

  2. Ha ! dry vs Nymph , nice debate! It seems that i would always claim that the dry fly is for the school girls not for serious fly fishing no matter who says whatever ! In fact dry fly could be so easy at times that I feel it should be banned!

    • “…no matter who says whatever!”

      Yep, all opinions have the same value. Next time I want to know something about fly fishing I will ask my grandma. ๐Ÿ˜€

      Every river has its nuances, and there are some of them in which it is usual to have lots of fish rising around you and catching one is considered a very good result.

  3. Agree, the most valuable opinion is that of the trout! Yep, i’ve been fishing dry on such a river Aitor! If we have to take this debate seriously , i can only add what the great Frank Sawyer /sorry Aitor he is not your grandma :)/ says about dry flies – if you fish a river only with dries a huge number of big trout will die from being too old to live more – this has been said in pre c&r days and i agree 110%! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Serious debates on the net these days are more difficult than big trout on dries:
      They are plainly impossible!


      • and that’s why i’ll leave you two to do just that. ๐Ÿ˜†
        i’m off for some sea bass fishing on the Atlantic. enjoy your pointless argument ! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Sea bass ?!! Fly fishing is about game fish like trout and salmon Marc ๐Ÿ™‚

    Its not that big trout on dry is difficult but different – its just a rarer case than with nymph. I know a couple of guys who are catching big trout on rapalas and then posing on photos with fly rods pretending they got the fish on dry fly ๐Ÿ™‚
    There is a saying by a Czech national fly fishing team member who says something along the lines that any morone carrying fly rod may learn to catch fish on dries but the difference between an expert and a tourist with a fly rod is clear when fushing the nymph! I wouldnt take such opinion lightly as the Czechs have more World fly fishing first places than any other team!
    Debates on the net may be not too serious but entertaining at least inbetween of a couple of cup of coffeis ๐Ÿ™‚

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