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.
Here are a couple recommendations for lodging.
Feel free to email me with any questions. Then show up on Tuesday, June 13 with more questions.
Enjoy the day.
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