Weighted Nymphs: Tungsten Wire vs. Lead Wire

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Lead Weight on Hook Shank

Guest Blogger: Michael Vorhis, Fly Fisher & Author, FreeFlight Publishing

We all know that key to nymphing for trout is getting the fly to the right depth; more often than not that means close to the bottom. It can be a challenge where depths vary, pocket to pocket and from the head of a run to its tail, and the method of suspending below some kind of floating indicator is not good at letting a fly hug bottom across varying depths. Weight works better for that, but it too has its drawbacks, especially in swift current where drifts can go a long distance before the desired depth is reached. So we add more of it, and we do that in a variety of ways.

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