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Lines, Leaders and Rigging

Best stuff for building the Mono Rig

The Mono Rig and Why Fly Line Sucks

Good for sighters, and some guys like it for leader butt sections

Sighters — Seven Separate Tools

Rio Bi-Color is highly visible and super soft

Tight Line Nymph Rig

Super limp nylon tippet for delicate dry fly presentations

Dry Flies Need Slack — So Give it to ’em George Harvey Style

Extra strong nylon and stiffer — use it in 2X and 3X for building dry fly leaders

Fifty Fly Fishing Tips: #45 — The Dry Fly is a Scout

Extra strong nylon and stiffer — use it in 2X and 3X for building dry fly leaders

Fifty Fly Fishing Tips: #45 — The Dry Fly is a Scout

The ultimate tool for the efficient angler. Storing pre-rigged sections is finally simple.

Efficiency Part Two — Leader and Tippet Changes

30 lb OPST Lazar Line is another great option for the butt section of a Mono Rig.

Ask an Expert | For Euro Nymphing or the Mono Rig, what leader material do you like for the butt section?

Books

Simply the best book on trout fishing. Humphreys covers it all. This is the kind of book you learn from every time you read it — again and again.

What is Euro Nymphing? And What is the Mono Rig?

The seminal work on modern nymphing techniques. An enlightening book jam packed with info to put more trout in the net.

Ask George Daniel | Nymphing Angles

GD’s follow up to Dynamic Nymphing broadens the perspective, including the full range of nymphing tactics with a look to the future.

Ask George Daniel | Drop Shot Nymphing

An influential book that I’ve passed around to many friends. Rosenbauer nails it.

The Downstream Fisher Yields to the Upstream Fisher

Fishing streamers is not always about big flies and fast chases. But sometimes it is. GD covers it all.

Streamers as an Easy Meal — The Old School Streamer Thing

Dwight has a remarkable way of leading you to new water without giving away its secrets. He preserves the discovery for you. This is still my favorite PA guide book.

Right Here

Every PA angler must own this book. It’s packed front to back with critical information about rivers, tactics and patterns.

Searching Through the Margins

This book changed the game. This is where we got the Butt Monkey and the Sex Dungeon, and where streamer fishing was renewed for the 21st century.

Modern Streamers: Too Much Motion? And are we moving them too fast?

I refuse to pick just one Gierach book. Start at Trout Bum and work your way forward. Like Maclean, here’s another writer who has affected generations of anglers.

The Walkout

Apparel

Warmth and dexterity. We have to have our fingers to make adjustments on the river, no matter the weather.

Fly Fishing in the Winter — Your Hands

When it’s extra cold, the foldover mitten makes a difference.

Winter Welcome Home

Simms foldovers are a good alternative to wool.

Absence | Goodbye, Winter

All day, everyday. The perfect wading sock is Darn Tough’s merino wool full cushion hiker. Lifetime warranty on a sock? Yup.

Fly Fishing in the Winter — Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Darn Tough’s best insulating wool sock, for the coldest waters.

Fly Fishing in the Winter — Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Simms Freestone wading boots are a durable choice with excellent foot support. I’ve been wearing Freestones since 2003.

Fly Fishing in the Winter — Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

ProFoot insoles are the perfect solution for filling out a wading boot when you don’t need the extra socks. These last for years in boots that never dry out.

Fly Fishing in the Winter — Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

TrailHeads Beanie. A first layer hat. Thin enough to wear under a ball cap and warm enough to make a difference.

Fly Fishing in the Winter — Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

This balaclava is my secret weapon for winter fishing.

Fly Fishing in the Winter — Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Carhart’s answer to the nano puff. Excellent insulating pants under waders. Too warm in many conditions.

Fly Fishing in the Winter — Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Meriwool baselayer. Warmth starts here

Fly Fishing in the Winter — Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

This Marmot mid layer is my first-layer fleece insulator.

Fly Fishing in the Winter — Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

I use this mid weight Columbia fleece coat for a second-level insulator — and for everything else.

Fly Fishing in the Winter — Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Patagonia’s Nano Puff jacket is tough to beat. Super warm, light and packable.

Fly Fishing in the Winter — Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

The Patagonia Adze jacket is my outer shell. I wear it everywhere.

Fly Fishing in the Winter — Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes