I interview Devin Olsen to talk about Euro Nymphing and the USA Fly Fishing team.  He provides a bunch of tips to help you get started or improve your euro nymphing game.

We cover the Provo River, the history of Polish Nymphing, Indicator leaders, Fly Fish Food and Dynamic Nymphing.  Lots of content in this one so enjoy!


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Show Notes for the Euro Nymphing Rig

04:10 – The Fly Fishing Masters reality show and the connection with Ryan Barnes and Lance Egan.

08:30 – The Fly Fishing World Championships are hosted all around the world.

11:40 – Devin won the Bronze medal in the 2015 Fly Fishing World Championship.

23:40 – The polish nymphing style blew up the world when it was first brought into the tournament.  Wladyslaw “Vladi” Trzebunia was a big mentor for Devin during the early days.

24:35 – Indicator mono was introduced by the French and was part of the huge evolution in nymphing.

30:50 – A Tippett Ring is a big part of the terminal tackle in euro nymphing.

33:00 – Here are 2 videos on Euro Nymphing that are leading the way in this area:



Here are the links on Vimeo:  European Inspired Tactics and Beyond the Basics.

35:30 – Click here to watch the video on a typical leader setup for Euro Nymphing.  That video comes from Gilbert Rowley’s youtube channel.


38:35 – Curtis Fry from Fly Fish Food was on the podcast in episode 40 and covered fly tying and the Provo River.

40:11 – Sexy Waltz Worm is a goto pattern for Devin.  You can watch a video on tying this pattern here.

52:20 – Phil Rowley was on the podcast in episode 34.  Check out the episode here on stillwater.

54:00 –  10.5 foot 3 weight is the goto rod for Euro Nymphing.  Click here to check out Cortland’s Euro Nymphing Rod at a introductory price.

58:45 – Some of the 7 confidence flies noted as the best goto patterns:

Perdigon fly pattern ,Frenchie ,Soft Hackle Carrot ,Squirmy Wormy

1:04:02 – The goto piece of non fly gear is Devin’s Sony A7R3 camera that he takes everywhere in a waterproof bag.

1:05:10 – Dynamic Nymphing was the break through Euro Nymphing book at the time.

1:07:18 – Tactical Fly Fishing:  Lessons Learned from Competition for All Anglers  will be out in 2019 but you can reserve a copy at the link above.


You can reach Devin at TacticalFlyFisher.com or on instagram at tactical_flyfisher



Resources Noted in the Show

Modern Nymphing: European Inspired Tactics

Modern Nymphing Elevated:  Beyond the basics DVD

Cortland 10.5′ 3 wt. Euro Nymphing Rod

Sony A7R3 is Devin’s goto camera

Dynamic Nymphing was the first goto Book

Tactical Fly Fishing:  Lessons Learned from Cempetition for All Anglers



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Euro Nymphing Rig Conclusion with Devin Olsen

This episode was packed with tips on Euro Nymphing and the best way to get started.  This comes from Devin Olsen who is one of the leading anglers in the world on this subject.

I really loved the history breakdown by Devin and hearing how it all came together from anglers who had very little gear to get started.

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