How to Tie a Nymph Rig for Fly Fishing

Nymphing gives you an option to fish both on the water and below it. But setting up your rod to nymph takes a little practice and a little help at first.

This how-to from Loon Outdoors walks you through how to set up your reel for nymphing, which in turn will help you catch more trout.

If you’re new to fly fishing, you want to learn how to set up a nymph rig right away. Finding fish sub-surface is a highly effective way to catch more trout. While it’s not as explosive as watching fish break the surface to take a dry fly, it’s a great way to get more tugs on your line.

Tie a Nymph Rig

This video breaks down how to simply and quickly tie a nymph rig to get you on the fish.

Additionally, Loon has a bunch of great tutorials on everything from tying specific flies to product overviews to help you nail down your fly-tying techniques as well as your 2019 kit.

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.