In this podcast, learn Dynamic Nymphing with George Daniel!

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Show Notes with George Daniel on Dynamic Nymphing

03:00 – George was on the podcast for the first time at WFS 055 where we mainly talked about his teaching philosophy, guiding, Joe Humphries, and a number of other great topics including fishing Musky.

03:50 – George now teaches full-time at Penn State University. He is now the Director of the Joe Humphreys Fly Fishing Program. He teaches a total of 7 sections there with about 25 students in each section.

09:20 – George talks about how he teaches fly fishing clinics.

11:00 – We dig into one of the books he wrote, Dynamic Nymphing: Tactics, Techniques, and Flies from Around the World.

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13:20 – George states that “80% of the problems people have with euro nymphing is lack of line control”. He explains why.

17:05 – We talk about how he fishes pools with a euro nymph setup.

21:00 – George talks about how an ultra-thin monofilament system takes a lot of the guessing work out when hooking a fish.

22:30 – George describes how euro nymphing rods eliminated the need for tapered leaders.

27:20 – We talk about Joe Humphreys, who was already Czech nymphing before the Czech Republic was a country. He also noted Frank Sawyer, the guy who created Pheasant Tail Nymph and was fishing 12-foot cane poles back in the day.

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29:55 – George doesn’t teach Euro nymphing with his basic class because his students lose interest in dry fly and streamer fishing.

33:00 – We noted Joe Humphreys’s book on Trout Tactics where George learned his foundations in nymphing until he joined the US Fly Fishing Team.

34:00 – Lance Egan and Jeff Currier were already on the team when George joined.

36:20 – George tells the story of when he went to Northern Italy for a year and he was the Captain of the team.

37:45 – George talks about trail running every day for 10 years straight and only missing 3 days.

43:00 – George talks about how Devin Olsen has immensely evolved throughout the years.

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43:44 – George talks about how his book, Dynamic Nymphing came to be with the help of Jay Nichols from Stackpole Books.

45:10 – George has a YouTube channel. Check out his videos here.

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46:10 – George also wrote 2 other books called, Strip-Set: Fly-Fishing Techniques, Tactics, & Patterns for Streamers, and Nymph Fishing: New Angles, Tactics, and Techniques. He’s working on his 4th book called, Fly Fishing Evolution which is expected to be published in October 2023.

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49:20 – George has a Masterclass Series on Vimeo that you can stream.

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50:17 – He talks about one of his favorite patterns, the Sunburst Sulfur which is a perdigon pattern, and describes how he fishes it.

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53:00 – George talks about Karst Geology and Limestone Stream in Central PA.

56:55 – George noted some of the conservation groups in Central PA like the Clearwater Conservancy, Trout Unlimited, and others.

1:02:10 – George tells the story of when he unintentionally kicked a musky when he was snorkeling.

1:07:20 – George talks about playing basketball in high school and getting a scholarship for it.

You can find George on Instagram @georgedanieloutside

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Videos Noted in the Show


Related Podcast Episodes

WFS 055 – George Daniel Podcast Interview – Joe Humphries, Musky, Euro Nymphing, Teaching

WFS 043 – Devin Olsen’s Euro Nymphing Rig and Tips from a Competitive Angler

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Conclusion with George Daniel on Dynamic Nymphing

In this podcast, learn Dynamic Nymphing with George Daniel!