We all learn something every time we go fishing, even the amazing vacuum cleaner Jesse Haller, our resident Euro nymphing expert. So I asked Jesse what he has learned over the past 12 months, and it’s a fun and eye-opening interview that got me excited about trying some new ideas and strategies for Euro nymphing. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did.
In the Fly Box this week, we have the following questions:
- Is there a good way to figure out what fly sizes I can use on a given rod?
- Can I use big trout streamers for Atlantic salmon? Why are traditional salmon flies tied they way they are?
- I have trouble with line handling with two-handed rods. What should I do?
- I can’t find smallmouth bass in my river even though I know they live there. What kind of water should I look for?
- Why do some hook styles come in odd sizes like 13 and 15?
- I can’t get enough distance on big lakes with my 9 foot 6 weight Recon rod. Would a longer rod help? Would a two-handed rod get me more distance?
- Is it necessary to pinch the barb on hooks smaller than size 20?
- Why can’t I get flies shipped from the US to Canada, and is there any way to get around this?
- If I catch a big fish, is it OK to go back to try and catch it again in the same day?
- I am having trouble deciding on the right line for bass fishing on my 909 rod. Some bass bug lines are rated two line sizes heavier. What should I do?