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"ADVANCED Modern Euro Nymphing Clinic #3" w/ Antoine Bissieux, Sat 10/17/20, 9am-5pm

Please note: this is NOT an intro to Euro Nymphing, it's for intermediate level Euro anglers who already are competent in the basics of the technique and are looking to move it to an advanced level. You will need to have your own Euro rod and assorted weighted & unweighted nymphs.

Local Guide Antoine Bissiuex ("The French Flyfisherman") will be hosting one more advanced nymphing class that includes a half day on the water, which follows a half day presentation where they will discuss the evolution of tight line nymphing, with a focus on the newest nymphing systems from France and Europe. On the water you will learn the applications of the new euro nymphing systems and how they achieve better presentations. Competitive fly fishing has bred some of the deadliest modern fly fishing techniques, flies, leaders & tackle, and the French Fly Fishing Team has become one of the best in the world (along with the Spanish, Czechs & Polish).

Euro Nymphing has rapidly evolved since it hit the USA scene in the 2000s. The under-the-tip-with-short-leader-and-drag-super-heavy-flies has been replaced by much longer/lighter leaders, lighter/slimmer flies, and newer fly designs like Perdigons. Rods have also gotten longer and lighter. And the technique has become far deadlier and more versatile, especially on highly pressured trout (can you say "Farmington River"?). It not only catches numbers of trout small to medium fish, but it also fools big, tough trout. Once mastered, you don't have to wait for a good hatch to catch a bunch of trout and sometimes fool the bigger fish too.

Antoine Bissieux was born in France, and he is friends with and in frequent contact with some top French competitive anglers, and other French Anglers who were former world champion anglers. The French are avid trout anglers, with a long tradition of trout fishing techniques passed down for generations. They fish over some of the toughest wild brown trout in the world in gin clear highly pressured spring fed streams (many of which are catch & kill, so the easy trout have been eliminated from the gene pool), and that creates great trout fishermen. Many would say that the French team is currently the best in the world of competitive fly fishing, and they have also learned from their highly skilled rivals in Spain, the Czech Repbulic, and Poland. Antione has taken what he has learned and incorporated it into his own system of French/Spanish style Euro nymphing, and it's very effective. He has also designed quite a few of his own nymphs for this style of fishing. Antoine Bissieux is an Orvis Endorsed guide with many years of experience guiding on the Farmington & Battenkill Rivers. He has a great PowerPoint presentation that even incorporates some drone footage for a unique perspective on things. Later you will spend a good chunk of time on the water, putting theory into practice while getting advised & critiqued.

Sign up if you are interested in becoming a more effective angler, see what the French Flyfisherman is ready to show you. This class is not for beginners at Euro Nymphing, it is for those anglers who are at least intermediate level Euro Nymphers. If you don't already know the basics of Euro Nymphing but want to learn it, we recommend booking a guide trip with Antoine or one of the other local guides who specialize in this. This advanced nymphing class will be on Saturday October 17th, 2020, and runs 9am-5pm with a break for lunch. Cost is $125, class size is limited to 8P. Call UpCountry at 860-379-1952 to reserve a spot- full payment is required in advance, no refunds. Please bring all your appropriate equipment including a Euro rod, waders, and an assortment of nymphs (weighted & unweighted). Please park your car across the street, we have limited parking available in our lot.

George Daniel Nymphing Workshops #1 & #2 on 10/3 & 10/4, 2019, 9am-2pm

George Daniel is one of the most sought-after fly fishermen in the United States. He is best known for his expert nymphing skills and books he has written on nymphing & streamer fishing. In 2018 his latest book "Nymph Fishing: New Angles, Tactics, and Techniques" was released, it covered what he has learned in the [...]

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"ADVANCED Modern Euro Nymphing Clinic #2" w/ Antoine Bissieux & DJ Clement, Sun 9/13/20, 9am-5pm

Please note: this is NOT an intro to Euro Nymphing, it's for intermediate level Euro anglers who already have are competent in the basics of the technique and are looking to move it to an advanced level. You will need to have your own Euro rod and assorted weighted & unweighted nymphs.Local Guides, Antoine Bissiuex [...]

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"Advanced Modern Euro Nymphing Clinic" w/ Antoine Bissieux & DJ Clement, Sat 8/22/20, 9am-5pm- now FULL

Clinic is now FULL, we have 2nd one on 8/29Please note: this is NOT an intro to Euro Nymphing, it's for intermediate level Euro anglers who already have are competent in the basics of the technique and are looking to move it to an advanced level. You will need to have your own Euro rod [...]

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George Daniel Nymphing Workshops #1 & #2 on 10/5 & 10/6, 2019, 9am-2pm

George Daniel is one of the most sought-after fly fishermen in the United States. He is best known for his expert nymphing skills and books he has written on nymphing & streamer fishing. In 2018 his latest book "Nymph Fishing: New Angles, Tactics, and Techniques" was released, it covered what he has learned in the [...]

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George Daniel Nymphing Workshops #1, #2 & #3 on 9/29, 10/20 & 10/21, 2018, 9am-2pm

9/29 & 10/20 classes are now FULL, but we have a 3rd one scheduled for Sunday October 21st 9am-2pm that still has openings.George Daniel is one of the most sought-after fly fishermen in the United States. He is best known for his expert nymphing skills and books he has written. Hot off the press is [...]

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Douglas Outdoors Sky 11' #3 Euro Nymphing Rod Review by Torrey

From the first time I picked up a Douglas Sky 11' #3 rod and flexed it in the store, I was immediately impressed. Rods for European nymphing are by nature long & limber, and typically bounce a bit when you cast them. The Douglas Sky rod recovered much faster than anything I had tried before, [...]

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