Is Euro-Nymphing Legal?

Is Euro-Nymphing Legal?

Is euro-nymphing legal in a fly-fishing only area? This question keeps coming around again and again. Oh boy, here we go once more.

To get to the bottom of it, (pun intended) a few years back I called fishing departments all across the country researching this question. And here is the answer: it depends on how fly-fishing is defined in a given state. The resulting article appeared in Fly Fisherman magazine ‘s October 2017 Gear Guide. Its entitled Fly-Fishing Outlaws, and can be found on My Magazine Articles page. If you euro-nymph, I encourage you to read it.

Ps. Note that Tenkara anglers can run into the same problem.

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