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Locating the Strike Zone -- Tight Line and Euro Nymphing Skills, #6

February 13, 2022 Domenick Swentosky Season 2 Episode 6
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Locating the Strike Zone -- Tight Line and Euro Nymphing Skills, #6
Show Notes

Part six of this Troutbitten Skills Series is about locating the strike zone. This zone of water -- this cushion near the bottom of the river -- is the default target and the baseline location for our flies.

Most of what happens in a river occurs in the strike zone. It's where the trout spend most of their time. It's where the bugs and baitfish live. Understanding everything about the strike zone allows us to know exactly how and where we want to present the nymph.

My friend, Austin Dando, joins me to help break down and understand this crucial concept.

Unlocking this knowledge — understanding the strike zone -- then finding it and drifting your flies there, is perhaps the most pivotal moment in your nymphing skills progression. It changes everything.

We Cover the Following

  • What is the strike zone?
  • Why is the strike zone important?
  • Why gliding the strike zone outperforms touching the bottom
  • Touching bottom to find the strike zone
  • Watching the sighter speed to find  the strike zone
  • Gliding through the strike zone
  • Deviating our drifts in and out of the strike zone
  • The downshift
  • Depth and speed of the strike zone
  • More on reading the sighter

Remember, each of these podcasts is supported by a companion article of the same topic. And you can find the full overview of the Nine Essential Skills for Tight line and Euro Nymphing here:

READ: Troutbitten | The Nine Essential Skills for Tight Line and Euro Nymphing
READ: Troutbitten | #6 Locating the Strike Zone -- Nine Essential Skill for Tight Line and Euro Nymphing

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