Nymph fishing is a classic method of fly fishing. With nymphs in the water year round, it is a safe bet to fish a nymph or two when the dry fly action is not happening. The double nymph rig is an effective way of presenting more than one food option to trout. This also allows you target different sections of the water column. There are many variations of how to rig for nymphing and many variables that go into nymphing a particular section of water. This is an easy and effective way to rig a double nymph setup. Keep in mind, if you are getting snagged a lot or your flies are bouncing off the bottom too much you may have too much weight n or are fishing too deep.
Attach Indicator to leader at the proper depth for where you are fishing. If unknown, set depth around 5 feet to get started. Adjust to proper depth once known.
Add a 12-16-inch fluorocarbon tippet section to the end of the leader utilizing a surgeon’s knot or blood knot. This will give you a “stopper knot” to secure split shot above your anchor fly.
Note Split shot may not always be used. Adding a stopper knot when you are using additional weight will keep your split shot from sliding down onto your fly.
Use a clinch knot to attach anchor fly (top fly) to fluorocarbon tippet section.
Step 4: Attaching the second fly
As seen is Fig.1 the second fly is attached by a piece of tippet to the bend of the hook on the anchor fly. To secure the fly to the bend of the hook, you can do a clinch knot with a section of tippet. Bend the piece of tippet around the bend of the hook and begin your clinch knot. The end of tippet not connected to the bend of the hook is where your second fly will be attached.
As seen in Fig. 2 the second fly is attached by a piece of tippet tied into the eye of the anchor fly. To secure the second fly, utilize a clinch knot to the eye of the anchor fly. This will cause your anchor fly to present perpendicular to the water column. The end of tippet not attached to the eye of the hook is where your second fly will be attached.
Attach your dropper fly with a clinch knot. Keep in mind this section should be about 12-16 inches.
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