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Bryan Redd

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Nymphing: Jig hooks vs. other hooks?
« on: December 28, 2015, 11:18:48 AM »
First,  here's to a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2016 with many days of fishing to you all.

Are jig hooks your primary hook of choice for nymphing? 

When you are tying and then fishing nymphs, what factor(s) do you use to decide whether to tie using a jig hook?  And then, what factor(s) whether to fish a nymph tied on a jig hook or a nymph tied on some other hook style?

Thank you for your insights on this. 

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Bryan
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Re: Nymphing: Jig hooks vs. other hooks?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2015, 08:40:08 AM »
I have been tying exclusively on jigs after a local expert fly fisherman told me he only uses jigs. He utilizes the Czech Nymphing style, if that matters.

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Re: Nymphing: Jig hooks vs. other hooks?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2015, 09:19:23 AM »
I tie 95% of my nymphs on jig hooks for short-line nymphing presentations. I often use curved shank hooks for longer-reaching presentations where my nymph isn't necessarily suspended vertically (tippet being 90 degrees from the water's surface), or in a presentation where the pattern is being swung.

Hope this makes sense and helps...
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Re: Nymphing: Jig hooks vs. other hooks?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2015, 05:50:32 AM »
Todd,

Yes, that makes sense.  Thanks.

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Bryan