We already know that an exact replica of the “natural”, whether in its nymphal state, in between, or adult form, has never been necessary, nor will it be in order to catch trout. What is important is to offer the trout a suggestion in terms of size, shape and silhouette of what the trout are feeding on, or, are likely to be feeding on at a given time.
More importantly, is how you present your fly to the fish. If we go to the trouble of selecting an artificial fly that will successfully “suggest” it to be a natural, it makes perfect sense that we should present it in such a way that it appears to be so. A natural “fly”, whether it’s a newly hatched Dun on the rivers surface, an ascending nymph or emerger just below the film, or a nymph down on the bed, all will drift naturally, as if it were not attached to a length of nylon. This is what is known as Drag Free Drift and this is what the trout angler should strive to achieve.
A properly constructed tapered leader will improve presentation. A suitably constructed leader with weight incorporated into a nymph, or, onto the leader, will enable you to fish tight to the stream bed. The angler when Nymph fishing should remain in contact with the nymphs in order to see the take by the fish without dragging the fly’s to quickly through the water, this usually would turn fish off the take.
On the Nore there are lots of prolific hatches of natural flies and insects, it is up to the anglers to imitate and present the artificial construction correctly to the feeding trout. Here at Noreside we are skilled in the task of matching the hatch and we have the knowledge to teach and how to present your fly just the way the fish want.
Methods that can produce good fishing on the Nore include Dry fly, upstream nymphing, French, Spanish, Czech nymphing, streamer, wet fly, dry dropper and spider fishing. Also the basic and simple approaches can often be the most useful to catching fish.