Spring Runoff Fly Fishing Tactic: How to Set Up a Nymph Rig

If you want to catch more fish, go below the surface with a nymph rig. Loon Outdoors’ Matt Callies shows you how to set it up in this quick video.

Fly fishing is hard. Or maybe it’s just as hard as you want it to be. Where a perfect presentation with a dry might hit the exact spot you’re looking for, a nymph rig can draw the fish into you.

But learning how to set up a solid rig can be tough to figure out. Thanks to Loon Outdoors and Matt Callies, this short video breaks down the ABCs of how to get fishing below the surface.

In 8 minutes, you can be rigged up and on your way to landing a heckuva lot more fish.

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Nicole Qualtieri

Based in Montana, Nicole Qualtieri is GearJunkie's Hunt + Fish Editor. She also serves as a Board Director for Orion the Hunters Insititute, a non-profit promoting fair chase and hunting ethics nationwide. A DIY hunter, she comes from a non-traditional hunting background and began hunting and fishing in her 30s. She's been a voice for hunting, fishing, and conservation since 2014, when she got started working on the television show MeatEater. She's an avid horsewoman, bird dog aficionado, snowboarder, hiker/backpacker, food nerd, and all-around outdoorswoman. Find her online at @nkqualtieri.