In long or short line nymphing (e.g., French Nymphing ‘or Czech Nymphing) super long and extra-fine leaders are used. The main goal is to get a nearly direct connection to the nymph - without dragging it through the current. Even the most delicate takes can be recognized, due to special leaders with minimal stretch and because of lightweight rods with sensitive tips (#2 - #4 with a length of 10ft. - 11ft.). In contrast to a lot of other nymphing techniques, the take is no longer visual, but can actually be felt in the blank. Therefore no ordinary, swimming strike indicators are used. Instead, a Hi-Visibility sighter’ is placed in-between the tapered leader and the level line tippet. This sighter helps to follow the drift and indicates if there is too much slack or too much tension in the system and visually detects the strike with no resistance from a bobber or the angler. When done correctly, the result is an extraordinary high strike detection.
It has a total length of 600 or 900 cm and is primarily developed for nymphing short or long line techniques. Very long drifts are possible and your reach is much better.