Here are my thoughts on euro nymphing lines vs a Mono Rig. I should be using a spinning rod for this. Thanks for the reply. Just because we get into the technical aspects of nymph fishing gear, doesn’t mean you need to rush out and buy a specialized rod to perform the nymphing techniques covered in this series. French nymphing — tight line at distance, upstream with light flies — is part of the Mono Rig system. Ed Shenk’s white minnow is a great fly to have a point of site and see what’s going on with the flies on his rig. Now, he says, he doesn’t mess around with flies much any more. The rig was cast up and across stream and allowed to bounce along the bottom with the current. The rig I use for nymphing is listed below. Keep up the good work! Then it’s like a chuck and duck rig. I mainly fish the Esopus creek in upstate New York and I’m very excited to try and adapt my own technique to this rig. Fly Casting, Fly Fishing Strategies, Tactics. For example, when I cast dry flies with the Mono Rig, I take most of the taper out. The blow line method is an interesting technique for windy conditions, fishing the surface on stillwater, but I think it’s application is very limited. I find that chameleon is the perfect blend of stiffness but low memory, once stretched. The bobber is tight to the flies, and you are tight to the bobber. I know many good fly fishers who have all come out the other side with the same set of tools. Yeah I’ll eventually put that post together. Email me if you like. They have large wings that can twist even thicker tippet. With apologies to all who have uttered these sentiments and given them useless ink, that is pure bullshit. That’s okay. . In this video tutorial Aaron Jasper of Trout Predator Online shows us how to rig a 2-fly European nymphing setup that can be used with a Czech nymphing leader or when fishing a Spanish or French style nymphing setup. I suspect that in a few months of fishing you’ll be able to cast that #10 weighted streamer at any angle you like, shooting it under branches and stripping it back. The lure we use is top-water. Might want to run a drop shot rig. However, the line-retrieval aspect of fly fishing is more concrete. In such a situation, I would fish dry or dry-dropper. Fly fishing is traditionally done with a relatively thick and heavy fly line, then a tapered leader. Consequently the leader knots may go in and out through the guides several times during a fight with a nice sized fish. Tight Line Nymphing — Strike Detection is Visual. And while this is also one of the most common questions I’ve fielded through the years, it has a complex answer that I’ve never tackled in an article. Can’t wait to adapt to this ‘same game’ but new approach to hooking more fish on a regular basis. If I want to fish larger streamers, I swap out everything from the sighter down (using Loon’s Rigging Foam) for another smaller but stronger sighter and a tippet section of 2X. What is a good substitute for the #10 Stren Gold in the mono rig setup? Some of those resources are linked to in our recent articles. The short answer is that I like the versatility of the fly rod, and I enjoy using it. And the river. Smith was still puzzled, and I suspected I was about to join him. You nailed that one Dom….again! https://troutbitten.com/2018/01/24/ask-an-expert-for-euro-nymphing-or-the-mono-rig-what-leader-material-do-you-like-for-the-butt-section/. I change leaders a good bit, really, especially during hatch season. I actually made a dry fly leader by stepping down cheap braided line (150lb,100lb,65lb,30lb,20lb) and so far I like it better than mono. Most anglers Euro nymph with a long, light rod. If you cast it like a fly line should be cast, with hard stops at two points, backcast and forward cast, and crisp acceleration in between, the Mono Rig (if the butt section is the right material) will perform wonderfully. Fun stuff, huh? by Domenick Swentosky | Feb 3, 2016 | 97 comments, Read the Troutbitten Article  |  Buy the Staff. Good question. Some fly fishers will take a few steps back from this rig, drop their heads and shudder disapprovingly. Thank you! It’s not a fast enough transition so I don’t do it. I have seen the Mono Rig from Dominic of Troutbitten and it made sense for the drag aspect, and was planning to make one up and try. And because Smith was skeptical, I’d suggested some after-dark tight line nymphing as a way to prove to my friend that he could feel that contact just as well as anyone . Best piece of advice I can give you is to use a weighted streamer and go out there and start slinging it. Namely, that contact is felt as much as it’s seen. Retrieving by hand and using a long rod allows for more versatility and efficiency of presentation. 29:50 – Ed Shenk’s white minnow is a great fly to have a point of site and see what’s going on with the flies on his rig. . Joe, you said you can’t get close to it, so I think you might have trouble tight lining it. I never considered this kind of rig for casting&stripping streamers. So a lot of people have trouble with the Mono Rig when they don’t think of it as fly line. And with the fly rod, I can change to a standard leader in a few moments and be throwing dries with traditional fly line. He held up his rod, with the long Mono Rig leader, two nymphs and a sighter, and pointed to it. My Good Troutbitten friend Domenick Swentosky (www.troutbitten.com) just wrote an article on an all mono leader that I fish. Thanks for a fine thesis. And the easiest place to start is to know your distances. Here in CT there are anglers that have been fishing this method for a long time and the accompanying images of rather large fish are proof positive and astounding! Are there videos that show the mono rig being cast? 2 – are you applying anything glue like to the larger knots above the tippet ring so that they run through the guides more smoothly? Yes, it works. It was referred to as bounce fishing since weight was put on the very bottom and flies or other bait put on droppers above. Can you give some details on how you use this setup for streamer fishing… I currently am using this setup for Nymphing but also like to streamer fish…. More about those kinds of things is here: https://troutbitten.com/2018/09/30/fly-fishing-the-mono-rig-q-a-lines-rigging-and-the-skeptics/. As a nymph angler I’m intrigued. Dec 1, 2019 | Nymphing, Tactics, The Mono Rig | 8 Comments. And even considering the current popularity of tight lining, euro-nymphing, and competition fishing styles, a long mono rig still raises eyebrows. Overall I strive to keep things simple and this … I’m also not so sure that “you can’t push on a string.” Fly line is no ordinary string. I’ve received countless questions about my thoughts regarding euro lines and mono rigs. Generally, you want to keep it up off the water and stay tight to the indicator. The Perdigon nymph that has taken over competition fly fishing, thanks to both Spanish and French Euro-nymphers, has officially found its way to the four corners of the trout-fishing universe. “At the rod tip you can feel when you’re in contact with the flies . they trail behind the fly line until turnover and at that point its exactly the same as a mono rig turning over at the rod tip. Hi Dom, I’ve been enjoying reading your articles on nymphing, it’s nice to read from somebody that really thinks about what and why they are doing what they are doing. We routinely fish with #10 and #8 stoneflies and small streamers. I precisely understand your point, and it’s a good one. Know your weights and measures . So I just use a butt section that’s long enough that I will rarely have fly line off the spool. Some like to start with a standard 9’, manufactured, extruded leader and build from that, while others like to tie their own leaders from scratch. Much of my fishing is nymphing but just this year I started having success with dry flies. Episode One is an overview of the tactics and an exploration of what is possible when fishing streamers with tight line tactics. I found no advantage to using it. 24 feet — 20 lb Maxima Chameleon 2 feet — 10lb Maxima Chameleon — Tippet Ring (1.5 or 2mm) — 12” — 12lb Red Amnesia 12” — 10lb Gold Stren 14″ — 1x Rio Two Tone Tippet Material (Optional) — Tippet Ring (1.5 or 2mm) — 36″ — 4X Fluorocarbon Tippet — Tag for upper fly — 20″ — 5X Fluorocarbon Tippet — Point Fly —. Now I have to defend it. Here’s an article about that, with more links contained: https://troutbitten.com/2019/07/07/fly-fishing-the-mono-rig-its-casting-not-lobbing/. For all but the most lengthy casts, the fly line never comes off the reel, and the thick monofilament butt section essentially substitutes for fly line while casting, drifting and retrieving — it just weighs a lot less. A long Mono Rig solves the problem, and with a little time and practice, casting weighted rigs becomes much more elegant, accurate and efficient. My first was 20-25# Cortland Cobra mono (flat) like Humphreys and a light, long tippet (think Humpreys used manufactured tapered leader on his) . . I still make back casts, I can still tuck a cast tight under a tree limb, but with the Mono Rig I have the controlled precision to either drive my flies hard into the water (with a tuck cast), or land them with a subtle plop. It just seemed like too much weight and my casts were all over the place. Your email address will not be published. Also, use a large arbor reel, not a smaller one. The original purpose of fly line was to push wet flies to the destination because the flies were too light to get there on their own. While many long liners agree, plenty of others have their own preferences . It does make sense thanks. I think most of it was due to fact I was catching more fish than my “Halfordized” fishing buddies. The middle part of the Mono Rig as listed above does a few things: The middle parts are thinner than the butt section — so they sag less. Email me, and I’ll tie one up for you for a few bucks. Mar 18, 2020 | Nymphing, Tactics, The Mono Rig. Robert, I don’t see a video in the near future, but there are a ton of great resources on the web for learning to nymph with a tight line method. The sport can only evolve with people willing to think outside the box and be willing to experiment. I think it is an easier read than Dynamic Nymphing but not as technical. Thanks loads! Thanks for going into more detail and expanding upon your previous posts. Pause slightly for the fly to drop. But don’t limit yourself. I know I’ll avoid adapting if things take to long, and that’s not good. I wanted to thank you for sharing it. . I don’t believe you can get the fly line down without drag even using the best sink tip. The Mono Rig is a hybrid system for fishing nymphs (both tight line and indicator styles), streamers, dry-dropper, wets, and small dries, with twenty pound monofilament as a fly line substitute. He had a fly rod and reel and needed to make it work. I’ve addressed many of them on Troutbitten, and I’ll continue to add posts about the Mono Rig. hi Domenick, first off i’d like to say that i thoroughly enjoy your posts and i’m super-glad i discovered your blog. Yeah, I’ve tried braided lines and superlines, but they are too limp. By the early 50s many used spin tackle the same way. The size ten weighted streamer shouldn’t be too much weight at all. Another question you probably have answered somewhere but, why not run only mono or 60′ so you never see the end of it? Wherever the leader lands, the fly follows. It's not just a tight line or euro nymphing rig. These articles will help. Here’s an article that explains my reasons a little better. Wish you could go into detail about the versatility and a video would be great too. The best days start by learning what most trout in the river are doing. The mono rig really interests me, I feel like it would solve most of my issues when tightlining. in fact, as you wrote above, casting-wise there’s no real difference between casting a mono leader or a fly line because the physics are the same. Angler Types in Profile Big Trout Commentary Dry Fly Fishing Fly Fishing StrategiesGear Reviews Night FishingNymphing Stories Streamers Tactics Troutbitten Fly Box, Gear Review Policy Terms and conditonsPrivacy PolicyAffiliate Link DisclosureAmazon Affiliate Disclaimer, Gear Review Policy Terms and conditons Privacy Policy Affiliate Link Disclosure Amazon Affiliate Disclaimer. But I was encouraged when you said you tried the spinning rod and like the fly rod better. Actually, no. I switched from spinning to fly fishing about 3 years ago but every technique I’ve tried for nymph fishing on the bottom basically sucks in my opinion. Have you tried giving up on fly line altogether? Allow yourself time to adjust to the new distance. And when I switch out leaders, I don’t want to roll up 60 feet of mono. Domenick I would like to know what type of knot/attachment you use to join the 20lb Maxima Chameleon to your fly line. Looking forward to more. You could just run a heavy point fly instead though. Hi there. But you have only indirect control over the angle, which is primarily determined by the current speed (though you … No I didn’t, but you and John have me fired up to do just that. I have things set up so I can swap out the long leader and go to my standard dry fly leader in about a minute. that’s simply not possible. Not been long ago that an Amy’s Ant and many of the foam beetles popular today would have been illegal to use in many strictly regulated US trout streams. And then I catch more trout. i understand your push/pull analogy but i can’t really see it that way but that’s more than ok thanks a bunch for the kind words regarding TLC, that means a lot. Thank you all, for a wonderful and busy 2019 season! I can see how you might catch some flack from purist/traditionalists, but I appreciate how it does not deter from your willingness to address obvious fly fishing issues. Try it out, and you may very well like going right from the butt section to a limp sighter and then tippet. We’re told to feel the nymph tick, tick, tick across the rocks, and then set the hook when a trout eats. I still have the large spool of it. I’ve played with it but not successfully and I’m curious if someone more proficient would have more success. I like the fly rod because it’s so versatile. In collaboration with Wilds Media, the long-awaited Troutbitten video series featuring Streamers on the Mono Rig begins today. . Even for a lot of hatches, I like to fish nymphs, so I often use a dry dropper set up on the mono rig, and if I have the balance right between weight of the nymph and wind resistance of the fly, I can fish the dry dropper pretty far off. Staying close and then gradually adding distance is the way to go. I built a leader using your specs, and I have serious issues with coiling. It can help push small, light nymphs to a target. And as you know, we throw big articulated streamers on the same rig. If you can’t reach it, then I would try tight lining the bobber. He just started doing it as an expedient, and because it was a helluva lot cheaper than fly line. I do not see any “flack’ anywhere. But as you read above, there’s a lot more too it. .”, Feb 5, 2020 | Nymphing, Tactics, The Mono Rig, Tips | 25 Comments. For the last five years, I’ve written Troutbitten articles that describe a tight line fly fishing system called the Mono Rig. Good question. Anyway, a rig like yours or something close to what you have described works…..as far as I am concerned, the best rig to date for fishing nymphs in most waters, and I have tried a bunch of them. Most euro nymphing or tight line studies seem to ignore the lift, focusing only on the concept of leading the flies downstream. Those rods need a heavier-than It makes a lot of sense and addresses some of the concerns I have had this season regarding traditional nymphing. I haven’t, so I can’t confidently speak to the advantages or disadvantages. I use blood knots for the larger diameters and double surgeons knots for the thinner diameters. But I eventually understood that a Mono Rig works at longer distances too, with indicators and with larger streamers. I seldom use indicators I like to do it by feel. (That’s fishing.) Thanks Btw been watching Devin and Lance’s video, really well done and super informative. Thanks for the input, flyfishxprt. Wrap them up on an old Maxima spool. If you are cranking a reel handle after every cast to bring your offering back for the next cast, then you probably aren’t fly fishing. The only chameleon in the red color that I wanted was in #25, do you think the extra #5 really makes that much of a difference in coils? I use 12 lb Chameleon for those! Whatever spool it’s stored on, it peels off in roughly the same diameter as that housing. But is fly fishing fly fishing with no fly line? Leave the line on the reel, is my recommendation — just like you see in cover photo above. I have tried using about 20 feet before but I had problems with the mono get stuck under my fly line but when I’m nymphing I will add like 5 or 6 feet of tippet on to get down and reduce drag. Drop. Thanks for the insight. I want that on a trout stream, especially on a small stream where I know I’m going to want to throw dries at some point. With streamers, no need for a swivel in line? The drop shot will save your flies, usually. You can also nymph with a spinning rod. Sage 5wt, 10′, fast? Seems like you might have given this some thought…. It’s a little odd at first, but stick with it. This line memory — this line coiling — is a problem. You can tell in almost an instant which species has taken your lure. It’s a great way to keep in touch. Wild trout are unforgiving. . Devin Olsen's formula is a versatile leader that can be used for both up and across and upstream presentations. we’re just doing slight variants of the same casting stroke. You can easily make the transition in a few outings by learning and implementing one key principle: take the wrist out of the cast. Have you tried using braided superline, like power pro instead of mono? I hope it works out for you. I’m a husband and father whose fishing time isn’t what it used to be, so when I get to be on the water I’d rather maximize the time with trusted methods, than waste the time tinkering too much. The reason I use the pushing vs pulling analogy in the first place is to make the distinction between dry flies (or very light, unweighted, or wind resistant flies) needing to be assisted (or pushed in my view) to the target, rather than the weight of a heavy nymph pulling some monofilament along behind it. You started something good….and we like it. In addition, the adjustable telescoping length of Tenkara seems like it would allow for greater flexibility in fishing across multiple currents with less drag and more depth control in varying levels of stream height. Monofilament fishing line tends to hold the curves of its home. It seems like 8’ of 20lb would transfer more energy to the 2’ of tippet than a leader that is 4’ of 20lb and then tapers down over the next 4’ before reaching the 2’ of tippet. I’ve been fishing it with a bobber, but I’m wondering if it would work to tight line it. And it’s fun to experiment anyway. I landed two trout and missed another . I’m qualifying my proposition here by saying the long Mono Rig is better for almost all underwater presentation — just to leave the door open a bit, and because taking away fly line is shocking to some and appalling to others.The same principles that make the Mono Rig so effective for tight line nymphing make it just as deadly for all other presentations of nymphs and streamers (for trout in rivers and streams), including nymphing under an indicator, and fishing large streamers at distance. It matters. I argue this in these Troutbitten article all the time. I am intrigued with how far you have taken this, and this will give me a leap forward in my progression. I’ve been Euro nymphing for years before I even knew it had a name. I just trim the butt section back to comply with that reg. Love your site man. Your email address will not be published. All fishing casts happen because of weight. Tackle that first . I have not read them all yet but will do so. Others will see this rig as too much bother — reluctant to change and adapt. That way, only my tippet section is under water — no taper. All of these elements are intertwined. When casting weight I find it best to still keep the casting stroke crisp and forceful with hard stops. Think of it like this: Tight line anglers should stick the landing at the end of the cast. . The #20 monofilament used for the Mono Rig functions somewhere in between those extremes. Thanks for bringing that up. As river anglers, our task is a complicated one, because we must be accurate not only with the fly to the target, but also with the tippet. I could have stated it better. . And the most natural drifts happen when So the errant cast that lands ten inches to the right of a shade line passes without interest. In essence, it creates a system that is fighting itself: the push of a fly line and the pull of the weighted nymphs are what create the clumsy, clunky cast that nymph fishermen eventually try to get used to. Refining these tactics is the natural progression of anglers who fish hard, are thoughtful about the tactics and don’t like limitations. it should have gone after ‘that’s simply not possible’. Burke often says that fly line is the biggest detriment to fly fishers, and it was Burke who took our tight line system and started fishing indicator rigs and streamers with it. A good drift should follow the drop. So to make that happen, you need a relatively stiff line, like 20 lb Chameleon. (if you do just delete my comment, no sweat) it’s about casting in the ‘traditional’ sense and fly lines pushing flies towards the target. You need some room for that. I’m partial to a 10’ 3wt, though anything long and light will work. 28:20 – Troutbitten has a ton of articles on the Mono Rig and are grouped by the 5 most important articles. Remember, fly line sucks. I have a couple questions related to the long mono rig running through the guides: 1 – how are you attaching the long mono leader to the fly line? https://troutbitten.com/2017/08/09/lets-talk-tippet-three-questions-end-line-fly-fishing-rig/, But I get your point too. NO NO! Your results and preferences may end up to be different. You’ve done such a nice job of explaining and illustrating the method and I’m excited to give it a try. I started experimenting using it for tight line nymphing and I really like it. And be nice. Tight line nymphing is the core tactic of the Mono Rig. . looking forward to more of your good stuff. You asked, so I gave my opinion there, but I always encourage people to try whatever you want. I have a 10FT 4 weight that I use for nymphing with a nymphing line, but always looking for a Around 1960, my father was a Private in the fire department here working for Mr. Brady, Chief of the Fire Department. In fact, I use it for most everything except for dry flies. Did you ever fish streamers on your mono rig? Good casting on the Mono Rig isn’t lobbing, and this is the number one thing I encounter, when guys are having trouble. Book now to join me in 2020. But if we constantly set at the end of the fall, the nymph never has the chance to drift, and the trout don’t get an opportunity to eat on anything but the drop. I think butt sections and leaders are a individual decision based on preference and what you want to do with the leader. With just a hook, yarn and thread, the Sucker Spawn catches trout all year long. . Thicker than mono but handled very well and didn’t cut into your fingers as readily. And if so, what are you using? There are a lot of positive comments popping up on Facebook in addition to what is showing up here. Thanks for the comment. Many thanks for making me think again …… 250savage. Hi Domenick, I’m a relative newbie to fly fishing; only been doing it for about 2 years. Family. The best days start by learning what most trout in the river are doing. Cheers. My only question is this: I was fishing in PA this spring and came upon a sign that said the leader can only be a maximum of 18′. This was in a fly fishing only section of a stream. Just now ran across your blog and this post. These are first person accounts showing the thoughts, strategies and actions around particular situations on the river, putting the reader in the mind of the angler. I just hate rigging the nymphs and that style with all the wading destroys my sore knees… When ever it is possible I dead drift large streamers for big trout in that kind of way. It’s not about a perfect tight line with the rig. Accuracy also comes from CASTING and not LOBBING. When I first used it, I thought it was fun — and that’s where I’ve been ever since. George Daniel explains his confidence MONO RIG for nymphing, while discussing several advantages of mono over traditional fly lines for nymphing light rigs. He’ll tell you that it was out of pure laziness (that he just didn’t want to change leaders), but I give him the credit for discovering how effective it is. Then plant the butt end of the rod into the underside of the forearm, and cast the rod by bending the elbow, not the wrist. All commonly used aspect of fly fishing today started with someone catching flack (ie, streamers, terrestrials, Spey rods, strike indicators, loop to loop connectors). Those things are fine, chuck and duck and lobbing, but that’s not really what the Mono Rig is about. One thing people tend to miss is that the Mono Rig allows you to still have a fly line style casting stroke. Have you read Nymphing the New Way by White? When you don’t have the mass of the fly line to keep the feel and control it is mutch more possible to have that heavy streamer as an earing:) I think that 4/5wt 10′ would offer more swing feel than 6..8wt would. I just built a mono rig leader off of the unknown line that came on the used battenkill clicker reel i found on eBay. I feel my spinning rod is more versatile since I can fish so many completely different baits. And learn to accurately judge the distance you are casting. I don’t really see much similarity to the Mono Rig. The ultra green is softer and the chameleon is stiffer. I’m not sure what you are using for the butt section. . Finding your own favorite material is part of the fun. As he puts it, he likes to actually catch fish in his old age. Question: How about a “Fluoro Rig”, as opposed to mono/maxima for the long butt? So let’s fix that. We aren’t trying to get MAXIMUM power from the but section. . Learn what angle the sighter eventually takes through the drift, and that’s the angle you should start with . In the next few weeks I’ll probably write a little more about using the mono rig for indicators and streamers, but the best thing to do is just go out there and start casting. Well done….but you are probably going to get some flak on this. Thanks for responding. Let me know how it goes. Does anything about these conditions make you think it wouldn’t work well? . Keep up the informative posts on this subject. So, I don’t disagree, I simply look at it differently. With a full mono rig, the mono runs right down to the sighter of the rig. I make the cast (with the mono rig and no fly line), and I do my best to keep the line OFF the water, staying tight to the bobber when possible. Those are rare, memorable days with wet hands that never dry out between fish releases. You’ll see that the weight carries the leader to the target, just like spin casting. “I may just need to tinker in order to understand.”. Where can I purchase the 12lb and 8lb amnesia For the sighted? Seems like French nymphing to me (with some modifications). And more trout eat the fly . So, because I spend lots of time with suspenders and streamers attached to the Mono Rig, I like a 4 or 5 weight rod instead of the euro-nymphing specific rods. I remember going into the local Orvis shop and the guy described a bobber/beadhead/split shot rig and I thought are you kidding me? When it comes to attractor nymphs, the CDC PT is one of the best. The leader should be tight, from the water’s surface to the rod tip, in a leading angle almost immediately. Fish on! . 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