Fishing in fast waters (mountain torrents but also fast areas of lowland rivers) as well as nymph fishing ( nymph over wire or other) requires very specific equipment to master these very sporty conditions and to face super fish. alive and taking advantage of all the resources of this environment to escape us.
Our range offers long rods to control the drifts of your dry flies or nymphs but light so as not to tire your outstretched arm during long fishing parties, fine lines and short leaders to fish under the rod and light reels but sturdy. Don't forget polarized glasses for sight nymph fishing in often crystal clear waters.
You have everything you need to confidently approach this sporty and exciting fishing in dream environments!
Rapid water fishing technique
The technique of fishing in rapid waters is essentially linked to the perfect presentation of flies on the posts held by the fish. These techniques are. very well described in the excellent book by JP Comby "Dry fly in rapid waters".
Targeting the position occupied by the fish is essential and requires a reading of the river and some knowledge of the trout lifestyle. Then the fly must be presented perfectly naturally on this post, without dragging. A long rod (10' or more) is necessary to control the drift of the fly knowing that a minimum of line is released. The leader can often be short and makes it easier to fish under the rod with only 30cm of line out. A fine line #2 to #4 or better natural makes it possible to avoid the descent of the line in the rod. The rod/reel assembly must remain light because it is often held at arm's length for several hours... A rod with moderate action (and not a tip) makes it easier to feel and cushion the bites and quickly bring the fish back.
Dry fly fishing
This fishing is practiced well in dry fly knowing that one fishes the posts and not the gobages. Fairly large flies (12 to 14) mounted in a parachute are well suited to be very visible and to allow control of the drift to within a few centimeters which is essential.
Nymph fishing with wire or other
Nymph fishing is practiced with a range of techniques: wire nymph , sight nymph , spanish fishing , roulette ...
The wire nymph is one of the most fashionable techniques today and consists of drifting 1 or 2 nymphs at different heights in the currents. Rod, reel and lines are substantially the same as for dry fly fishing in fast waters, possibly even longer if you only fish with a nymph. The leader includes a color indicator to visualize the drift then a tip of length adapted to the depth (about 2 times the depth). The indicator is kept out of the water by controlling the drift. Various nymphs can be used: pheasant tail , helmeted nymph , perdigone for the best known.