Rim Chung

Join Our Fishing Site for Rim Chung’s Method of Nymph Fishing

We hope you’ll join us over at http://oneflyfisherman.com/ for a look into Rim Chung’s world of nymph fishing.  This will be the exclusive site for postings about his fishing methods and upcoming book.  Tight lines…
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The Best to Fish with a Fly

“The best way to fish with a fly would be to drop the fly into the river and the fish would eat it.  However, there are two problems with this technique—one theoretical, the other practical.  The theoretical problem is how would we know when the fish ate it and how would we know which fish.  The practical problem is that there is no way to retrieve the fish.  Therefore, we must use line.”            

                                                                                                                                 –Rim Chung

Rim Chung’s RS2 fly is now or has been sold throughout the United States by most of the major commercial fly companies such as Orvis, Umpqua, L.L. Bean, Dan Bailey’s, and many others.  Yet, Rim Chung remains largely an unknown.  He has never promoted himself, his fly, or his method of fly fishing.  Rim Chung has no commercial interest in fly fishing, he is not a guide, nor has ever sold his fly, nor has he ever sought or been offered compensation for the flattery of the copies of his flies, which are now widely distributed.  The purpose of this site is not commercial and the upcoming book about him is simply a tribute to his legendary success in fly fishing with the nymph–simply ideas which I hope you might discover as useful as I have.

By |November 30th, 2011|Fishing, Rim Chung|Comments Off on Join Our Fishing Site for Rim Chung’s Method of Nymph Fishing

Light Weight Fly Fishing Rods

Please sign up here for notices about the new site I am launching on Rim Chung’s One Fly methods. I have been asked “What rod is Mr. Chung’s current favorite?,” on this blog. This will be the subject of a soon-to-be released article and a chapter in the book that I am in the works of publishing about his fishing methods. The short answers are that a Sage TZX 0710- #0 Line and the Sage LL 2-weight in 7’9”, are Rim Chung’s current all-time favorites.  He also fancies several of his Winston rods, and my all time favorite is a Winston WT 8′, 3-piece, 3-weight rod, and I exclusively fish Rim Chung’s methods of nymph fishing.  Asking him which is his favorite rod used to be an easy question for him to answer, but now the usual response is something along the lines of “Well, that is a lot like asking a man about his favorite woman when he has the pleasure of so many to choose from.  It becomes hard to compare.  One might be in love with each one for what it represents and offers, without comparison to the others.”

I’ll attempt to let you in on an advance glimpse behind the invisible veil to catching more fish with his ultra-light weight fly fishing methods here.

Mr. Chung has been fly fishing since the glass and bamboo rod era, when they were the only choices as anglers. Many times he has emphasized to me the importance he places on light weight equipment. And, he is not the only one to focus on this important aspect of nymph fishing.

Oliver Kite put it well that “ the lightness of the […]

By |November 24th, 2011|Fishing, Rim Chung, RS2|Comments Off on Light Weight Fly Fishing Rods

Trout Country: Reflections on Rivers, Fly Fishing & Related Addictions (Book Review 4/5 ****)

Bob Saile, Trout Country: Reflections on Rivers, Fly Fishing & Related Addictions.  Pruett Publishing Co., Boulder, Colorado 1999.   My favorite quotes or summaries are as follows:

Aside from the Brassie, the most important contribution to the fly boxes of American anglers to come from South Platte lore is the RS-2 —an all-purpose nymph pattern that, depending on size, can resemble the aquatic stages of a midge, a mayfly, or even a caddis.  RS-2 stands for “Rim’s Semblance, Style 2.”  It was born in the tying vice of Rim Chung of Denver, a self-taught fly fisherman who began as a frustrated spin-fisherman.

When Chung came to Colorado from Seoul, South Korea, in 1968, he had a strong desire to catch Colorado trout but only the weakest clues on how to go about it.  He began to fish with spinning tackle but rarely caught anything when he encountered the selective trout of the Platte and other waters.  Two years later, he was ready to give up.  Then a friend suggested he take up fly-fishing.  “What the hell is fly-fishing?” Chung asked his friend.  Chung then began to fish with dry flies, but it was still frustratingly unproductive or, at best, inconsistent.  Finally he met someone who offered to take him nymph fishing.  “What the hell is nymph fishing?” Chung asked.

His progression to becoming a successful trout fisherman was fairly swift after that.  Chung developed his nymphing skills and learned to tie flies.  He decided to try to develop a nymph pattern that was a general suggestion—a semblance—of almost any hatching aquatic insect, depending on size.  What emerged was a pattern that is constructed with a Tiemco 101 hook that has a straight eye, in sizes as big as 14 and as […]

By |October 12th, 2011|Fishing, Fly Tying, Rim Chung, RS2|Comments Off on Trout Country: Reflections on Rivers, Fly Fishing & Related Addictions (Book Review 4/5 ****)