Gilbert Rowley is a Utah fishing guide, fly tier, and filmmaker who runs a website called Fly Tying 123. He recently teamed up with two members of Fly Fishing Team USA–Devin Olsen and Lance Egan–to make a video about modern nymphing techniques. In last year’s World Fly Fishing Championships in Vail, the team took the bronze medal and Lance won the individual bronze, so these guys know what they’re talking about.
Setting up a Euro-nymphing leader can be intimidating and appear difficult. Above is a short excerpt from the video, “Modern Nymphing,” in which Devin and Lance explain their favorite leader formulas, which they have fine tuned to help them be the most efficient on the water. Their step-by-step instructions, accompanied by helpful graphics and materials suggestions, will help you build your own European-nymphing leader.