Is nymphing outlawed in anadromous waters?


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Posted by Mike McGuire on 2018-05-01 22:57:27

I was poking around this years CDFW regs and came across this printed in red as a new regulation--
"2.05. Leader Length Restriction.
It shall be unlawful to use any configuration of fishing tackle in anadromous waters unless the distance between the terminal hook or terminal lure and any weight attached to the line or leader, whether fixed or sliding, is less than six feet. For purposes of this section, “weight” includes any product used to submerge the line or leader, including non-buoyant artificial flies or artificial lures, but does not include integrated or sinking fly fishing lines, lead core lines used while trolling from a boat, dropper weights used while trolling from a boat, or clipped weights used with downrigger systems."
This seems to outlaw a lot of rigs commonly used in fly fishing. Where did this come from???


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