As you may know, I switched to European-style nymphing a few years ago. And, I catch a lot more fish since doing so.
It’s the style of fishing that has taken over fly fishing competitions. In fact, nearly all of the techniques were developed by folks who compete. So, if you like catching a lot of fish, it’s a method that you may want to consider.
If you’re interested in learning more, here is a very helpful video I just discovered through TroutLegend.com. Steve Parrott, the presenter, is a very well-known expert. He represents the USA at international fly fishing competitions.
His piece starts at about minute 20. It covers: rods, leaders, in-line indicators, casting, fly selection, and strategy.
It’s a very good video.