Competitive fly fishing has been a driving force in the development and progression of nymphing techniques. Over the last several decades, each country hoping to compete at the annual FIPS Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship has had to advance and perfect the skills needed to chase the dream of winning. Traditionally European anglers have been at the forefront of the development of improved nymphing techniques, thus the name European nymphing.
In this instructional video, Devin Olsen and Lance Egan share their knowledge of these modern “European” nymphing techniques. After more than 20 collective years of representing Fly Fishing Team USA, Devin and Lance have acquired the skill and knowledge to medal repeatedly at the World Championships. Their combined resumes include World Championship team silver, team bronze, two individual bronzes, three National championships, three America Cup titles and numerous domestic competition medals.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Devin Olsen spent his first day with fly rod in hand in Yellowstone National Park at age 9. Fly Fishing soon became an addiction and he pursued it throughout his grade school years. In 2004 he was introduced to competitive fly angling at the Fly Fishing Masters tournament in Oregon. In 2006 he became a member of Fly Fishing Team USA and has been. He has had eight consecutive berths with his teammates in the FIPS Mouche World Fly Fishing championships.
Lance Egan was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and currently resides in Lehi, Utah with his wife, Autumn, and their two children. Lance has had a passion for fishing since childhood and has made a career of fly-fishing. As a competitive angler, Lance has found much success.