The third dimension

Sight nymphing is a visual fishery that relies on observation. Unlike a gobble that everyone will see, detecting a fish that is feeding underwater is often the result of careful observation. Once spotted it will be necessary to present it with precision and discretion an artificial which will have to evolve in a natural way at the good depth. The idea is quite similar to dry fishing, but the third dimension (depth) makes the exercise more delicate: you can no longer see your lure, dragging (unnatural drifting) remains the enemy... But now it is invisible. The touch is also very subtle. We base ourselves on the behaviour of the fish to detect the possible catch of the lure (or its refusal).

All in all, it is a fishery where there is rarely any room for the "close call". Success is often the reward of observation and a well-developed technique. It is sometimes necessary to stalk for a long time for finally few line strokes. The first few passes are decisive, there are rarely many attempts on our over-fished public courses. The approach also plays a big role because we fish at relatively short distances.

You have to react quickly both to present the right spot and to strike at the slightest sign of a catch. But when you feel the weight at the other end of the line that lifts the uncertainty, what a pleasure...

La pêche en nymphe à vue

Responsive blanks for demanding fishing

In order to practice this type of fishing, where we are mainly looking for trout and grayling, we need blanks that will meet a demanding set of specifications. You have to cast a small nymph quickly and accurately on a long, thin leader. Manoeuvrability plays a role when you have to deploy a long leader in a crowded environment. Although the blank is nervous, it should also be able to hold nice fish on fine to very fine nylon diameters.

  1. Rodbuilders Republic LighHouse 864: 8'6'' 4 line. Its lightness and handling are off the charts. It is an easy to fish blank with a fabulous responsiveness. It excels at quickly pulling out a long, thin leader, accurately setting up a lightly weighted nymph and letting it drift naturally towards the target fish. It reacts very well to the strike and has an excellent hold on the fish. This is THE blank for grayling and fine trout fishing.
  2. MHX F905 : 9' 5" line, an extremely well balanced blank. It gives a top action rod, with a pleasant roundness, capable of great versatility. Powerful enough but also light enough to handle any fishing situation with aplomb.
  3. North Fork Composite FAF 904 : 9' 4/5 line. Very light and powerful, this blank is above all a blank that shines with the control it offers. With a rather dry tip action, extremely lively whip, high line speed and accurate landing, this is a rod for fishing for big fish on slightly stronger leaders. It is a rod capable of ultra-fast strikes. It will also be formidable for dry fly fishing at medium and long distances.

LIGHTHOUSE 864-4 Blank

Lightness
Progressivity
Réserve de puissance
Vivacity
Casting distance
148,80 € Including taxes
F905-4 MHX Blank

9' 4pc  Line #5

Lightness
Progressivity
Réserve de puissance
Vivacity
Casting distance
153,60 € Including taxes
LMXFAF904-4 Blank

9'   4 pcs    soie #4

Lightness
Progressivity
Réserve de puissance
Vivacity
Casting distance
150,00 € Including taxes