Presenting the Mono Rig at Seneca Trout Unlimited

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On Tuesday, June 13 at 6:30 pm I’m presenting “The Mono Rig: Your flies, your fly rod, no fly line” for Seneca Trout Unlimited of Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, June 13 @6:30 pm
St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church
116 E Arnold Ave, Port Allegany, Pennsylvania 16743

This is the presentation that defines the Mono Rig — a full system for both tight line and indicator nymphing styles, and for streamers and dry flies, all while using #20 monofilament as a fly line substitute.

As tight line and euro nymphing styles become more popular, they are surrounded by confusion. The Mono Rig is a versatile system that is fished with most any rod and with the flies most anglers already have in their box. It’s a system for fishing nymphs, small and large streamers, and dry/dropper styles — with and without indicators — with and without split shot. The variations are up to the angler.

The first half of the presentation is an introduction to the Mono Rig, where 20# monofilament functions as a substitutes for traditional fly line. Control, contact and strike detection are all dramatically improved by taking away the weight and sag of fly line. Topics include: history, similarities and differences with tight line and euro nymphing methods, leader design and fly line alternatives.

The second half of the presentation covers tactics for fishing nymphs, streamers, and dry/dropper on the Mono Rig. Topics include: rigging and casting, weight options, tips for getting a true dead drift, streamer fishing with the long leader, suspender types, long and short range uses, limitations and versatility.

I hope you’ll join us for an evening on the Allegheny Plateau of Pennsylvania. Make a day of it. Discover some of the excellent trout waters in the area. Better yet, make two days of it.

Photo by Pat Burke

Here are a couple recommendations for lodging.

Port Allegany

The Inn on Maple Street

Mid Town Motel

Coudersport

West Gate Inn

Hotel Crittendon

Feel free to email me with any questions. Then show up on Tuesday, June 13 with more questions.

Enjoy the day.
Domenick Swentosky
T R O U T B I T T E N
domenick@troutbitten.com

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Domenick Swentosky

Central Pennsylvania

Hi. I’m a father of two young boys, a husband, author, fly fishing guide and a musician. I fish for wild brown trout in the cool limestone waters of Central Pennsylvania year round. This is my home, and I love it. Friends. Family. And the river.

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