Happy Holidays! Choosing a line and leader setup is not always simple if you’re just getting started with euro nymphing. And by considering both elements, by being deliberate with each part of the lift and lead, control over the course of your flies increases. Enjoy the day. Focus . There are at least seven different styles for fishing a Mono Rig. But if you’re having success on a tight line for a few seasons now, you’re probably already incorporating some of this without knowing it. And from the beginning, I’ve emphasized that these rigs are designed for casting and not lobbing. But yes, I would use the same rig. Troutbitten now. I’ve received countless questions about my thoughts regarding euro lines and mono rigs. However, on occasion, as mentioned by others, it will do fine throwing a small weighted streamer too when I don't want to swap to a spare spool loaded with WF floating line. Simms G4 Pro Guide Series Wading Boot Give … Accuracy holds a complexity that is not for the faint of heart. Here’s the Troutbitten Mono Rig setup for streamers: 24-30 feet — 20lb Maxima Chameleon 2 feet — 10lb or 12lb Maxima Chameleonn 24-30 inches — 12lb Red Amnesia and/or 10lb Gold Stren 4-6 feet — 1X or 2X Fluorocarbon tippet. It’s a great way to keep in touch. I spinning rod is a much better option if you need to fish twelve feet deep into a river, in my opinion. In collaboration with Wilds Media, the long-awaited Troutbitten video series featuring Streamers on the Mono Rig begins. Lead. It’s an elementary casting principle, but it’s the hardest thing to deliver. My thinking right now is that the Mono Rig will load my rod. ottosmagic13 Well-known member. P.S. Ha. Be helpful. And my philosophy is — Do what works. You are my kind of fisherman, with a heart for exploration and a head full of questions. Click below and listen to the full … Making adjustments is the key to consistent fly fishing. Placing restrictions on tackle and techniques, when they inhibit my ability to adapt to the fishing conditions, makes no sense to me. But it’s also light enough to be pulled to a target by heavier flies (like streamers). Thanks, man. For the sighter, 18″ of Amnesia mono: 9″ of red 12#, 9″ of green 10#. Menu. Thank you for all of your knowledge passed on to the fly fishing public. We get into the mono rig and how he crosses over between nymphing and streamers. . Great piece Dom. Your email address will not be published. Wherever the leader lands, the fly follows. And they work best together . Very cool. Anglers just getting started with euro nymphing are often confused if they should use a specialized euro nymphing line or go with a mono rig in place of their traditional floating fly line. So let’s fix that. Keepem Coming! streamer. . Trout Like To Do What Their Friends Are Doing, Distance: Know Your Weights and Measures — Part Two, Troutbitten State of the Union — 2020 Wrap Up, VIDEO | Fly Fishing the Mono Rig: Streamers — Episode 1, Tight Line and Euro Nymphing — The Lift and Lead, Streamer Presentations — The Tight Line Dance, Fifty Fly Fishing Tips: #43 — Two Ways to Recover Slack, Get Short and Effective Drifts with Your Fly, Fly Casting — Five Tips For Better Mending, Lost Trout Are Your Fault — Streamer Fishing Myth v Truth, The Meat Eater Minority — Streamer Fishing Myth v Truth, Fifty Fly Fishing Tips: #21 — Fear No Snag. A good drift should follow the drop. So your rig: Did you say in the video this set-up will also fish nymphs with smaller tippet? I promise that the Mono Rig can be cast on any rod. . Because fishing a contact system like the Mono Rig eventually teaches you all that is possible . If you’re fishing streamers, you’re already well past the original sin in fly fishing. . Family. If you fish hard and pay attention to the details, you’ll often catch, miss or turn enough trout to learn something. Here are my thoughts on euro nymphing lines vs a Mono Rig. This is the keystone article of the Mono Rig system. But the fix is very simple . Episode One is an overview of the tactics and an exploration of what is possible when fishing streamers with tight line tactics. Blood knots every few inches; they help with flotation when I grease up the sighter to float it as a surface indicator. Any questions? It is easy to swap back and forth between nymphs and streamers using this system. Whatever spool it’s stored on, it peels off in roughly the same diameter as that housing. Use it for dry dropper or even straight dries. The video also covers the Troutbitten Mono Rig and the functions of its three main components. looking forward to the rest of the series.i can even apply some of it into my style of fishing. What gear is best? Available rigged with the finest Mustad 7731 hook. Now just a five-inch strip with the rod tip up. 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 use a 9ft, 5 wt, TFO all purpose rod that will not cast a commercial Euro Nymph type leader, it collapses as you stated. Listed below are six primary articles that provide the foundation of the Mono Rig concept. Almost twelve years ago, I made some adaptations to my nymph rig that completely changed the game for me, tripling my catch rate and adding a new spark to my passion for fly fishing. Be part of the Troutbitten community of ideas. . Know your weights and measures . Suddenly, a whole new set of techniques and achievements were possible on the water, and I was catching enough fish to feel like it wasn’t just luck anymore — I had some control over the outcome. It’s what long-term anglers love about this game. We head out into the cold and Lance Egan shows us how to fish a simple jigged streamer on a Euro nymphing rig. Beautiful video; very helpful. Takes too much time for me. I cannot wait to go through them all. Tuck. And thank you. Unbelievable!! Great stuff – looking forward to trying this system on the rivers here in Scotland! It matters. This line memory — this line coiling — is a problem. It is a contact system, designed to provide the angler with exceptional control over the course of the flies. Pause slightly for the fly to drop. The thick leader butt section of the Mono Rig functions as a fly line substitute. So, this single rig is extremely versatile and can cover streamers, nymphs and Euro dry-droppers. But that is unlikely. I fish some salt water rivers in Va. with a six or seven wt. To switch to streamers, I simply cut the nymph tippet off at the tippet ring and store it on a Loon Rigging Foam. I can cast dries with the mono rig setup on that Syndicate rod but I cannot cast far and of … 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. This tight line system has enough punch to push flies to a target, like a fly line. And turn on notifications there to be notified when each new episode in this series publishes. A little bit euro, a little bit nymph and equal parts streamer and even a little dry. I don’t much like the first generation Cortland competition (10.5 foot 3 weight). . In short, fishing streamers on the Mono Rig lends the angler unmatched contact and control over the path of the flies. So, rather than fighting with fly line, use the Mono Rig . Can’t wait for more, beautiful. Join the mailing list to receive all Troutbitten articles and updates directly to your inbox. 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