French nymphing, or European nymphing as it is known in the US, is the most important new development in fly fishing for a generation. These methods have already revolutionized the world of competition fly fishing. This book explains all aspects of this explosively popular new method of fly fishing and shows how the recreational fly fisherman can easily master these techniques. The use of ultra-long tapered leaders provides huge advantages both in terms of reducing drag and dramatically improving fly presentation. This is the first book to explain all branches of French leader technique: sight nymphing, short and long-range indicator nymphing, dry fly fishing, for trout, carp and steelhead. It includes tips for fishing in all types of river and clear still waters in the USA, UK, Continental Europe, and the Southern Hemisphere. Julien Daguillanes, who is pictured on the front cover and contributed a masterclass chapter to the book, won the 2016 Individual Gold Medal at the Fly fishing World Championships in Vail, Colorado, underlining how European nymphing isjust as effective in the USA as in Europe.