Re: Nymph Fishing?
I learned to flyfish 12 years ago on tailwaters, mostly nymphing and always without an indicator. *As time went on my productivity increased. *Learning how to manage my line allowed me to "feel" the strikes and learning how to read the H2O helped as well. *I moved close to the Park 5 years ago and began my love affair with a totally different type of fishing, but to the same species of fish. *More shallow water, shorter casts, and the added bonus ( or curse ) of clear water helped my % of hookups. *While fishing the Park, I became a big fan of the well known combo of a dry with a dropper. *Now when I fish tailwaters I employ that same combo and have noticed a considerable improvement in my fish count. *However in the Park I also have good success using the double nymph without an indicator. *I seem to be able to feel the strikes much better on the smaller streams for most of the reasons mentioned in previous posts. *
To answer your question, compare your averages with and without an indicator of some sort and let the # be your answer. *Most important, enjoy your time on the water. *We are a fortunate group.
May you fish more than you wish for.