Depth, Angle & Drop

The cast is but a step in the process, what happens before and after is what counts: Steve Dally image


Legendary saxophone player, Charlie Parker said, “Master your instrument. Master the music. And then forget all that bullshit and just play.”

I think the same advice extends to fly fishing.

Good nymphing is both an art and a science. When an angler first dives into the nymphing game, the technical challenges (the science) may dominate. All the options for rigs and modifications may be confusing for a while. It might take years, but eventually we get comfortable enough that all the adjustments become second nature. At that point, I think art can take over once again.

Domenick Swentosky, Troutbitten

ANOTHER article proving technical fishing writing doesn’t have to be dull and boring.

PA blogger Domenick Swentosky delivers a neatly packaged approach to the thought processes we go through everytime we head out nymphing.