Paul Procter explains how to get the most out of imitative patterns
Paul Procter’s top tips on fishing with nymphs
OF all the methods we employ on stillwaters, nymphing ranks as the most challenging, especially for those new to our sport. Not only have we to consider an appropriate imitation, some would have us believe a sixth sense is needed, coupled with eagle-eye vision to detect subtle takes when our leader supposedly disappears down an imagery hole 20 odd yards out. In practice, though, this couldn’t be further from the truth as – once you grasp the fundamentals outlined in this article – you’ll be able to target trout using nymphs.
When the nymphs emerge into adults, they leave shucks. Expert angler at home on rivers or lake in the UK & abroad Paul Procter