Domenick Swentosky


The Fisherman is Eternally Hopeful

February 5, 2016

Rich had cancer, and it was spreading fast. We both knew this was our last trip together and that a dear friendship was coming to a close.

We fished a…


The Mono Rig and Why Fly Line Sucks (Updated)

February 3, 2016

For presenting nymphs and streamers to river trout, fly line sucks. There, I said it. Now I have to defend it.

Most underwater deliveries require weight, and using a very long,…

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Trophy Hunting: Meet Jercules

January 27, 2016

Not all rivers hold big trout. Maybe you already knew that, but it took a long time for me to grasp┬áthis reality,…

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What to Trust

January 21, 2016

The tall man crossed the old railroad bridge above me. He paused at the midpoint, lingered and watched me cast for a moment, then he bellowed downstream to me…


Tight Line Nymph Rig

January 13, 2016

Almost eight 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…