Subscribe to Newsletter

Get the latest news and information direct from us to you!

Nymphing vs. Swinging

Posted on

Written by: Dave Stewart, Wet Fly Swing

This winter steelhead was caught on a nymphing setup.
Photo by Dave Stewart

Two main strategies for steelhead fly fishing: nymphing and swinging flies. These two tactics that couldn’t be more different.

One is about getting down and dirty, while the other is about making a nice gentle swing across the water. With one, you are chucking and ducking, and with the other you are coaxing a steelhead to come up to your offering. One is about dredging the bottom, and the other is about hooking fish near surface.


Share this article