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FLY TV – Nymphmaniac (Nymph Fly Fishing for Grayling)


hi my name is Katia vivillon Munson and I’m your Chris Foreman you’re watching fly TV and today we’re doing this [Music] hi I’m caught the vivillon Munson I’m 23 years old from Norway I grew up in a fly-fishing family so fly-fishing has been a huge part of my life and I’ve been competing in fly fishing since I was 10 years old now I work as fly addressing ambition which I’m really passionate about one of my favorite techniques in fly fishing is name fishing in my opinion it’s the most effective technique because usually the fish fits under the surface so today we’re going to show you the basics of a nymph fishing we’re going to show you the gear we use our best flies where to find the fish and of course how to fish of course the best way to learn a new technique is to go out in the water and try for yourself but hopefully this film will guide you in the right direction if you’re new to name fishing hi I’m Jana kuzma minin Dartmouth maniac and a fly-fishing junkie from the heart of Finland just like kado I’ve been into competition fly fishing for a big part of my life I’ve been part of our national team for 14 years and now I’m the captain of the Finnish national team I’m also honored to be the captain of our youth team it’s a big thing for me because the youngsters they are the future of our sport today we’re fishing the northeastern part of Finland close to Russian border the river we’re gonna fish today it holds a good population or grayling so we’re definitely gonna catch a few of those there’s also some brown trout so we’ll see maybe we catch a few of them too I love dry fly fishing I love seeing the fish come up and take the fly but if you want to catch good numbers of fish yes you should definitely master the technique of new fishing since like Cara said the fish mainly feed under the surface [Music] so Yoko finally in Finland I’m glad to be home great to have you in here finally yeah so what are we doing today we’re down here at Keith’s karaoke right now and this is a really really good-looking spot we have lots of different types of currents different types of structures in the water so I think we should go and see where the rings are holed up today and in the FASTA water or a little bit slower water deeper pockets and we’ll see we’ll find out soon enough we’ll see what happens yeah also it will be fun oh yeah for sure oh let’s go and get some good you can leave it away it’s a good place to start yeah so we’re going out there yeah we’re gonna wait out to know a little bit shallow water and fish the spot up there ah great yeah you stop there I’ll try further down here to see what the fish are holding perfect so what we’re looking for while fishing for grayling is like a mix between faster and slower water and the connection between them and also deeper pockets so this place here has some slower water but also right between it’s a deeper pocket with a little faster water on the other side so I will try to cast just between the faster and the slower water in their pockets now and that’s what we are looking for while fishing for grayling my setup now I will be begin with two flies first its a pink nymph called ggf looks like a Caliph’s nymph and the second fly the top fly is a small black fly with the orange bead head called stick fly usually I have 60 centimeters between the two flies and from the top fly to my indicator as you can see here I have it depends on the depth but usually I have around 80 to 90 centimetres so this colored part of the leader is called a indicator the reason why we use the indicator is to see this the grayling strike the names it’s difficult to us to feel every bite so when we name fishing we watches the indicator and if it stands or stop or just twitches we will know that it’s either a bottom or a strike and this helps us just to catch more fish and you can also see it’s a three-tone with a flew orange black and flew a green so it’s easier to see it in the water let’s start fishing and I can show you how the indicator works in action what I’m going to do first it just make some short cast is just fish close to me and see if there’s any fish close to this area find the depth how deep is it and then go further and further will work pocket for pockets and let’s see if he catches any fish [Music] [Applause] [Music] there were no fish that’s close to me it was a little too shallow so I will take some more steps and work my way out to the deeper parts and hopefully we can catch some fish there when you feel that you’re done with this place fishing here then you can take another step and try a new hole or a new place one meter at a time usually I never make a cast longer than 10 meters when I’m fishing and I always begin with the shorter cast and then I work my way out so short cast first and always pay attention to the indicator ah fish on nice I just made a cuspid just between the faster and slower water there was Oh a jumping yeah so first fish not the biggest one but really really fun and a really angry one also so I caught this first fish on the ggf the pink one here my point fly it always delivers a lot of fish when fishing for grayling so first names maniac grayling quartz lovely now let’s catch some more and bigger ones yohko I caught my first Finnish grayling dudu yeah that’s good is that your first also I’m not really let’s try and catch some more hopefully we’ll see some bigger also today it seems like a nice place to fish so [Music] I can hear the voices call they also never talking to somebody else [Music] don’t know who to tell I get this feeling in my wanna get go home sore stand inside the fire listen meet me on the way gonna take me higher I got this team [Music] [Music] [Music] so we change spots a little bit there’s a really good deeper hole in here big rock in the middle current going on both sides of it so I’m expecting to find something in here for sure nope here we got ourselves a nice grayling here so we can also go through some fish handling tips do not keep the fishing the net more than necessary if you want to take a shot of the fish just lift it quickly and put it back and then release it before you touch the fish always wet your hands so that the slime and the fish doesn’t get hurt I also urge everybody to get a net that doesn’t have knots in them because that the knots will also damage the fish so here we have one beautiful lady of the stream look at the beautiful sail and all the colors in it so let’s let her go back nice grayling took the small pheasant tail let’s try to go and get some more [Applause] you feel your lungs filling up with every breath you breathe inside the bones as with every word you speak your dreams break down every barrier come at the people see [Music] you’re coming up with the rising you [Music] always [Music] a warrior come let the people see [Music] [Music] [Music] so we just come to a new place now what do you think you’ve cook yeah I think I think this looks really good we have some deeper water we have some class of water this time the fish seems to be holding in a little bit faster water yeah so I think I think we’re in a good spot now yeah when the water is warmer you usually find the fish in the FASTA current and the opposite when it’s colder so that’s why we’re aiming for the class water today but liking everything else there’s a no rule without an exception so you just go out there go out and try I just start here first yeah yeah you go ahead I’ll go a little bit upstream and see if I can find anything in there yeah sure cool good come on you two so now the Sun is coming out there so usually the fish goes a little deeper in the water nap goes more close to the bottom but it shouldn’t be any problem with the names catching them it makes more of an impact err on lake fishing than actually a river fishing with the Sun yeah fish on if it’s like a decent fish so when I’m fighting the fish with a name fraud I usually put my rod upstream and try to move the fish upstream and when I’m doing that I’m also going downstream so I get the fish in front of me and then I can when it’s ready I can just drop the fish in my nets and they also see a nice action on the rod hair quite strong fish actually well but it’s standing in the current also so you could put up his sail and it makes it easier for him to just stand there and do whatever he wants so when I have him upstream of me like I have now I’ll just try to lift him like this and in the net so it’s a nice fish around 35 centimeter so the flight the talk now was my top fly it’s called orange tag this one has a gold bead on it and this is actually one of my favorite all-round flies I use it a lot in competition both for trout and grayling so this is a really good flier you should try so on the new name maniac we have actually a measurement on the rod from the butt section to this green mark here it’s 20 centimeter and that’s the minimum size in the world fly fishing championship so that’s why we have it the next part is here 30 40 50 so let’s measure it quickly and see how long it is oh it’s angry so I would say it’s close to 35 bar around 33 34 something like that not the biggest but a beauty [Music] so when I’m fly-fishing I’m always using polarized sunglasses not only to protect your eyes from flies and the UV of the Sun but also so I can see the structure of the river much easier and it also makes me it makes it easier to wade in the river so this camera has a polarization filter on it so we can show you how we see the river without polarization and how we see it with polarization so now we see it without polarization lens on and there is the polarization lens and you can clearly see the difference and now it’s off and our zone so what polarization actually does is remove the reflection on top of the water so makes it easier for you to see through the surface so if you want to see it like this or like this it’s up to you I prefer this when it comes to gear for name fishing you want a soft action rod really light one that has a nice deep action all the way down to the handle but it shouldn’t be too soft either because then it’s vibrating when casting and you don’t get precision cast so I’m preferring the 10 foot 3 weighted nymphomaniacs permission and you actually was developing that rod so that’s true yeah tell us a bit about it we designed the new maniac we want it to be soft action still enough power to fight a bigger fish also so you have a nice Bend even with the smaller fish and enough stiffness you that you can hook the fish properly a few other things we did we put few more guides than in most of the rods so that the light and influence don’t get any second then yes we also cut like all the excess weight that we could to make the rod as light as possible so there’s a cork handle no pain on the blank and things like that we also have very very slim hand so you get a good feel of the of the blank women when casting and when fighting the fish if you look from the top of the rod the top guide after the point ring is a snake all the other are a little bit different it’s to prevent the tangle and casting so all that in mind we got ourselves a really nice rod a complete name thing rod yeah this is a 10 for 3 and we also have a 10 foot for yeah for fishing a little bit bigger fish yeah yeah I know you also have the exo in your hand yeah there’s also another other good option yeah XO vision neck so this one is also 10 foot 3 and it also comes in 10 foot 4 as well yeah when it comes to reels you want a lightweight reel that will balance your set really well like hot dog song here yeah I have that XLV rail here and you want a balance point right in front of the handle as you can see here when it comes to a nymph in line you actually want a quite thin line this is only 0.58 millimeter there’s almost like a tip at the reason why is that you don’t want any drag in the line when I’m fishing because then you lose contact so the thinner line you use the more contact will you get with the flies this is a ultralight names permission after the new flowing you put maybe one rod length of level mono fill we’re both using 0 25 millimeters after the level you want to have a strike indicator we both use to color or three color indicators so you can see the strikes really well that’s one of the most important visual things you need in the fishing after the indicator I have a small tippet ring so I can attach a lot thinner tip it right into the indicator and the tip it goes down all the way to the Flies I’m using 0.14 millimeters other than that you need like a vest or a chest pack to get all your stuff in it a landing net some waiters and any all sets to go set to go catch some more I am okay let’s go [Music] [Music] and tears fall from the sky the Devils on my shoulder saying reveals a story for the pain I wish i today I so buried by the days [Applause] [Music] to us [Music] [Applause] [Music] to this [Music] [Music] Nym flights comes in many different patterns colors sizes and shapes if you can see here all of them looks different but now I’m going to show you three of my favorite flights now they are really easy to tie great all-round pattern and works everywhere first of all my point fly is the hair surname it’s one of my favourite flights that I use a lot for grayling and trout and also some rainbow trout as you can see I have a copper bead head it’s three and a half millimeter tungsten it’s nothing special about it but with the CDC feathers on it it pulsates a lot in the water so it can imitate almost everything that’s hats why it’s so good so the second fly I use as a top fly it’s the orange tag it always catches a lot of grayling the orange tail of the fly is really attracting the grayling and together with the gold bead and CDC it’s really effective fly even on trout also and the third fly I’m going to show you guys it’s probably the most common name in the world it’s called pheasant tail it comes in many different variation techniques with CDC without CDC with tag without tag but this type here with the copper bead is my favorite usually I use it as point fry and I switch between that and the hare sare so if you want to learn how to tie these names we just made a tie TV episode so you can find it in the description and I would love to hear your favorite nymphs or if you agree with me that these are the best ones so leave a comment and I’ll check it out the sun’s coming down the days getting it slightly cooler yeah getting uh think we’re getting a good hatch this evening maybe we can catch some more fish before it gets dark yeah yeah what’s what’s really good at the moment let’s go do some fishing yeah let’s go [Music] told me just a hard this weekend never showed me how to live with regrets [Music] Misha slaps the face of success no one ever told me no one ever [Applause] [Music] you to blame for all this [Music] no one ever showed me [Music] ambition is the facility [Music] [Applause] [Applause] [Music] okay we got ourselves a nice double hookup here it’s a great way to in the day off you go you go Beauty grow bigger all right Tata were great there yeah it was perfect you enjoyed it yeah I did we caught a lot of fish I was really fun really fun so hope you guys enjoyed it – really really hope you learned something as well yeah if you have any questions about the movie leave a comment below and we’ll try to answer them as good as possible if you haven’t done so already go and subscribe like the video go watch some more fly TV episodes and most important go and take your new fraud and go catch him when it comes to NIMH finger I prefer a 10-way dead 3 foot rod it should have really 10 weighty 3 foot like ass but stick yeah yeah ok let’s go again let’s go yeah when I’m fishing I always use polarized sunglasses not only to protect my flies my flies look we are company it’s not a dog hi I’m Carter vivoli Monson and I’m York aluminum you’re watching fly TV and today we’re doing this they would catch a fish like this [Laughter] [Music] [Applause] [Music]

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Comments
  • Done it again. You guys always cover what gear, tackle, handling techniques. As well as great fish and great cinematography.

  • Really really missed the fly fishing videos so this episode was very welcome. Enjoyed it but need moreeee 🤣👍

  • Thanks for all your nice comments, we have more fly fishing videos coming soon! 😍 What would you want us to film this year?

    And oh, here’s how to tie the flies used in this video: https://youtu.be/ZUP9qloWKYo

    Thanks for watching! /Pontus Sjölund

  • Not sure did i missed it, but did you say how high or low you put that strike indicator? Thanks for this video 👍👍👍

  • Man, I can't tell you guys HOW much I missed this kind of content on kanalgratis… Thank you!

    Maybe it would be possible to show Cecilia Grönberg, or formats like Fishing in the middle of sweden again

  • Very nice!! We fish for grayling all the time and this video was great. I will definitely try out your nymphing tips. Keep the videos coming!

  • This Video is absolutely wonderful. The scenery is beautiful and the shots made are so astonishing.

    Keep it up guys
    Greetings from Germany!

  • Great episode! Would have enjoyed a more detailed description about nymphrods/lines and setup in general. How to connect every line, tippet, rings and so forth..

  • Amazing video, Guys! Cato forgot to mention the Østerriket-Ungarn fly, but except from that it is perfect!

  • Class movie guys looks like you had fun, I agree on your patterns simple but deadly, I tie a ridiculously successful pheasant tail pattern I'd post you a pic if I could, tight lines more of this please and trout, oh by the way love the maniac got one last week it's amazing vision u nailed it 💪

  • Another top quality video. Camera work is amazing, some great shots and the lads in the video are entertaining. Thanks as always. Love the channel 😊

  • What did you add to the leader to color the strike indicator? Looked like a wax paste. Seems like a great way to Euro Nymph!

  • Why dont you boys come to czech republic to check the nice little czech land with an opportunity to fish grayling and trout and also to see by your own eyes how people can fuck the rivers up? Also…beer

  • omg… professionals talking about "balancing the rod"…… they should know that thats just noncense….

    Here you have it if you guys didnt know… 😉

  • Bonjour, je pêche l'ombre en France et j'aimerais savoir où trouver la graisse de couleur que vous mettez sur le bas de ligne, merci beaucoup

  • Great video and so much fun to see Cato and Jarkko sharing their knowledge. Would love to more euro nymphing!
    My favorite nymph must be a Franchie with salmon pink hot spot collar.

    Thanks guys!

  • I like the all the tips and flies i just picked up one of those nymph maniac rods and ill take all the tips i can get i live in eastern canada and almost everyone uses floating strike indicator (bobbers) nymph fishing.

  • thank you for this video and the presentation of the product vison that I love very much. I had the pleasure of having nymphmaniac in my hands when you came to France at the Sanama Salon . really finished . thanks for the explanation of this technique of nymph to the thread that this practice for some years in france as everywhere in europe and elsewhere , but no bcp video also detailing had been realized . Thank you again to you .

  • Really nice! get out and do more films, everything works! Fly-tying is good! I'd like to see saltwater fishing for perch, how is that done?

  • Fun video, guys! Really enjoyed seeing the techniques, fish and your comments are very enjoyable. The closeups and explanations of the flies was great, also. I also liked seeing the Finnish countryside of the river – gorgeous. Leaves me wondering if my relatives ever fished there. The only thing I did not enjoy was the music – didn't match the videos activity or theme. I'd rather listen to the natural sounds of the river, much more experiential as it was happening. Thanks for your discussion of your equipment – rods and flies. I learned alot! Fun video – your demos of the polarization was great, also. Good luck in your competitions! Thanks! I've subscribed!

  • Great video! Thanks for posting. Just to be sure, the indicator is a two tone braded type of indicator. And the wax is to enhance the colour for better visibility. Or do apply the wax on coloured monofiliament?
    Greetings from The Netherlands.

  • Excellent video. Relaxed style of presentation, great location and good balance of technical information. Well done!

  • Great video. Informative and great shots of fishing and scenary! Keep it up! How about a nice atlantic salmon video? Or some nice dorado from south America!

  • When competing i use almost the same selection. With few variations. I like it simple same as you did it here. Good job really

  • Lovely video: both beautiful and informative. Could you tell me if the only sighter you use is mono with some fluorescent wax on it? In other words, do you use colored sighter material in addition to the wax? Alex

  • I tye a nymph-maniac which is a mahola type fly that i use at pyramid lake neveda for catching lahotan cut throats
    Largest in 18-20 lb range many 15-16 lb fish check out match the hatch austin leanord got a 32” 16 lb that day we are in the water masters

  • Agree all 3 patterns are a basic start for nymphs,would add a prince nymph,bird's nest & dark lord,tight lines & bent rods

  • Great Video! I visited nymph lessons today and landed some nice trout.
    Though here in my region trouts are not so often to be caught, my best pattern is the gammarus.

  • Gracias por el vídeo, el atado de las mosca muy bien explicado y simple y muy efectiva en su pesca , también algunos datos que voy a poder corregir
    en la forma de de armar la lineas y como equilibra la caña y su carrete ( el lugar es maravilloso ) Linares Chile

  • trout spey (or any UL spey) somewhere in Scandinavia would be extra cool. Published on the Mouching for sure. And any less conventional stuff. Wrasse on streamers, Mullet, and such ^^

  • Really cool video guys. Watched it many times. Awesome underwater shots! Superb! Keep the videos coming please! Greetings from BC, Canada

  • I notice you both used the 10’ nymphmaniac. I just got the 11’ 3wt and wondered why your preference was the 10’. I have yet to use the rod by can’t wait to get it out on the water

  • Bravo superbes images super explications merci d avoir partagé vos nymphe .on a envie de vous rejoindre.Qui sait peut etre a bientôt et encore merc

  • Bonjour je viens de découvrir votre vidéo les images sont superbes et les explications techniques sont très instructives bravo

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