Video Pro Tips: 5 Tips for Euro-Nymphing Technical Tailwaters

Tailwater fisheries are among the most productive–and most challenging–options available to trout anglers. Their trademark mix of clear water and big, educated fish makes it easy to spot trout, yet hard to catch them, a combination that keeps many fly anglers coming back in spite of relatively low success rates.

In this tutorial video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, host Russel Miller gives five succinct tips–be selective, get deep, downsize tippet, mix up your presentation, and be flexible. While this particular video is meant for anglers Euro-nymphing technical tailwaters, all five of these tips would improve a conventional nymphing approach just as well.

Use these tips to fool bigger, smarter tailwater fish like this sturdy South Platte rainbow.

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