Improve Your Nymph Game with a 2 Fly Junction
October 16, 2017
Traditionally most anglers set up 2 nymph rigs with a "tandem" setup where you tie one fly onto the hook gape of the lead fly which is usually the larger and heavier of the two nymphs. I did this for years and still do it at times, but over the past several seasons I have converted to more of a "Euro Style" setup and I can't emphasize enough how much more effective this can be when fishing two flies in the size 10 - 20 range. One big tied on the shorter line, up a bit higher, and on slightly heavier tippet. The smaller and lighter fly is on a slightly longer lighter line, and this gives it more freedom to move naturally.
Heavy Nymph: I like to run this on 4X Fluorocarbon and I like to run a #12 or #14 Tungsten Beadhead Nymph.
Light Nymph: This all depends on the season, hatch, etc. Most often I'll run something in the #16 - #20 range on 5X or 6X Fluorocarbon.