Introduction to Euro Nymphing, with George Daniel – July 31, 2021

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Big Sky Anglers is excited to host this special Introduction to Euro Nymphing Clinic taught by acclaimed angler, author, instructor, and guide George Daniel. Hailing from the great state of Pennsylvania, George is a former competitive angler for Fly Fishing Team USA, and former Coach for both USA Youth and Adult Fly Fishing Teams. He has written three books and has published countless articles for fly fishing magazines. Currently he is the director and lead instructor for Pennsylvania State University’s Angling Program – a positioned once held by George’s fly fishing mentor, Joe Humphreys.

Instructor George Daniel

This intro level course is tailored for the beginner to intermediate level angler and includes 6 hours of detailed instruction, from 9am to 3pm. Tuition is $275 and the enrollment is limited to 10 students. Call us at the Shop to enroll… 406-646-7801.

FOCUS – Euro Nymphing (aka, tight line nymphing, Czech nymphing, or nymph fishing without an indicator) is not difficult, but it does require understanding a few simple principals including casting, fly placement, reading the drift, and proper rigging for changing conditions. This class will focus on those basic principles along with essential tools and fly pattern selection for succesful days on the water.

THE CLASS – The class will be broken into two parts (in-doors and outside on the water). The in-doors component will include a brief classroom session where George will discuss fly patterns, rigging, basic Euro nymphing casting approaches, essential presentation skills, and possible solutions to a variety of Euro nymphing scenarios. The outside component will focus on putting the information to the test and honing your new skills on local waters. George will demonstrate casting and euro presentation fundamentals and then will spend the remainder of time working with students one on one. Time will be allotted to address any questions after the clinic.

What is included:

  • 6 hours of instruction with George Daniel and BSA Staff Members
  • Coffee and Donuts
  • 1 dozen Euro Nymphs hand selected for local waters
  • Sighter and leader materials.

What Students need to bring:

  • 10-11’ 3wt or 4wt fly rod
  • Valid Fishing License (Montana)
  • Lunch/Snacks/Drinks