Stan's French Nymphing Masterclass
Stan's French Nymphing Masterclass
Online Course Details:
Number of Lessons: 15
Course Runtime: 2 Hours+
Free Lessons: 2 (available on this page)
Please Note: Stan has some strong views on French Nymphing and the misconceptions around it, he's very passionate and there are a few mild profanities in these video lessons.
Introduction to French Nymphing
French Nymphing is a style of fishing that was originally created to catch very wary fish in shallow, slow-flowing rivers, but over a period of time, it has been refined to fish faster water of any depth. The French Nymphing system is extremely versatile and can be adapted to fish all types of running water.
Fishing with nymphs is an art in itself - and a very underestimated one at that - you need the ability to:
- Target the most productive areas
- Fish your nymph at the right depth
- Have total control of your nymph (and line)
- Easily detect takes
- Have a balanced setup; and most importantly
- Be confident in what you are doing
Stan Freyheit is a nymphing master - he also ties some mean ceramic nymphs - he's also very French and has dedicated his life to making French Nymphing as simple and easy as possible. In this 2-hour+ series of video lessons, Stan Freyheit takes you through all aspects of this technique to get you up to speed very quickly.
The central theme of the videos is excellent. But frankly it’s repeated far too many times and became quite annoying after a while. I think more time could have been spent for example on casting techniques with only an indicator, which is quite a challenge I find. I would recommend Nymphing the New Way (French leader fishing for trout) by Jonathan White as a much more informative read.
Very focused … I like the let’s simplify it approach …. Stan is certainly passionate! …. Excellent!
Bought this for another insight as I’m just starting out with this style.
Stan is certainly passionate about French Nymphing and wants to keep it minimalist E.g, only 36 flies to cover any conditions. He does reference his own products a lot and having the same intro for each video is a bit grating but that’s a minor moan. It does not cover actual fishing such as reading the water or recognising takes but does talk about the ideal tackle. I believe extra videos are planned which will be added to this course at no extra cost. I look forward to seeing more. It does give a good insight has to how a very good angler approaches FN. Interesting enough for me to justify the reasonable cost.
Stan certainly knows his stuff and the hints and tips are especially good albeit there is a bit of a language barrier but he can speak half decent English. I would like to see more action rather than just talking and the pictures/photos are very repetitive, still I have learnt something but not sure if its giving value for money. Ps you did ask for my opinion :-)
Good clear information, Stan certainly puts his theories across.
I would have liked to have seen more on stream footage, especially on how he fishes pools etc.
Worth the outlay definitely.
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