European nymphing catching on

23rd September, 2015 by

By John LaConte

AVON — With 30 years in the business, John Packer of Fly Fishing Outfitters thought he had seen everything. And then he saw the World Youth Fly Fishing Championships, which took place here in Eagle County about a month ago. “These kids were pulling 30 fish out of a hole that I thought had 10 fish, max,” he said.Using the European nymphing technique, the competitors on Team USA – who would go on to win the championships – were fishing faster, cleaner, and pulling more and bigger fish out of the areas Packer has been fishing for decades. He was …

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