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Umpqua Freshwater Nymph Assortment
written by JT Uptegrove

Nymph fishing is simple and possibly the most productive way to fly-fish.
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 The Nymph Assortment has everything you need to wrangle up a creel full of trout.

Most trout-laden streams are the same -- if you're a patient fly fisherman you can often manage a limit of beautiful rainbows. Though, how you get them in your creel can differ greatly.

I'm not noted for my graceful casting or delicate presentation. That leaves a dry fly out of the picture for me. I get tired of stripping in line on muddlers and sculpins. I realize that takes a lot of very productive flies out of my fishing line up, but it also leaves some of the very best -- nymphs.

Nymph fishing is simple. That makes it more my style. It's also one of the most productive. If you're one of those people like myself that love hooking a wily trout on a fly rod, then it's your style, too.

Since it's a fact that trout feed a majority of their time on subsurface aquatic insects opposed to those on the surface, Umpqua's Freshwater Nymph Assortment only makes sense.

The assortment allows the angler to pick up a well-tied kit of flies at an inexpensive price. Inside are some of the freshwater trout's favorite tasty treats. There are 18 flies in all, each tied to perfection ready to fool even the wariest of trout.

Often I'll take my Umpqua kit to my favorite trout waters and start with the largest fly. I'll cast it slightly upstream and allow the current to sweep my line out and past me. As it's nearly uncurled from the current I'll watch my line closely. At the slightest hesitation or tick, I'll lift my rod and set the hook. Many of trout have made this mistake and sought a tasty morsel only to find a sharp hook.

It doesn't always work that smoothly, though. Sometimes those trout get finicky and my favorite lure won't fool them. In that case Umpqua has got you covered. The assortment varies in size and popular patterns. I've always managed a trout or two with a lure from that kit.

There has been the occasion when I left my flies at home and made the stop at a local store to buy hand-tied flies individually. They cost me more, didn't look any better, and didn't catch me any more fish. I'm convinced that the Nymph Assortment has everything you need to wrangle up a creel full of trout. 



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Umpqua® Freshwater Nymph Assortment - 18 Piece
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