I recently listened to the Orvis “Lord Of The Flies” podcast which covered tight line nymphing and Googled tight line nymphing afterward to better understand what a sighter was and looked like. Just because we get into the technical aspects of nymph fishing gear, doesn’t mean you need to rush out and buy a specialized rod to perform the nymphing techniques covered in this series. So a lot of people have trouble with the Mono Rig when they don’t think of it as fly line. Gary LaFontaine’s book ” Fly Fishing the Mountain Lakes ” describes ‘ floss blow line ‘ fishing using flat unwaxed dental floss when it’s windy and the lake surface is choppy. Thanks! The taper does transfer the power better. One more thing: I don’t think I would start a new fly fisher off this way. I have been doing this for so many years and all of this makes so much sense, I wonder why I didn’t try this myself out of desperation. Learn to tuck cast, and it will solve all the other problems. . Devin Olsen's formula is a versatile leader that can be used for both up and across and upstream presentations. So the 33-foot 10-inch mono rig leader shown on troutbitten would be legal if tied to a fly line, under the catch and release fly-fishing only regelation, but then IMO you would just be spin fishing with a fly rod and a fly. Euro nymphing is an elegant, tight line solution. The sport can only evolve with people willing to think outside the box and be willing to experiment. When I first saw the Mono Rig used for tight line nymphing, I was intrigued. It functions like a fly line much more than a spinning line. Yes, it works. Have you ever fished a centerpin setup? . Though extremely effective, I eventually gave it up for greater versatility. The Dai Riki shooting line from Bailey’s was stiffer than the leader material and actually cast well but the running line was the best. Namely, that contact is felt as much as it’s seen. Domenick, I switched to your system last year and love using it. . Your email address will not be published. If you’ve read to the end of this thesis, let me commend your persistence. . Your mono rig pretty much matches French style. And the river. Fly Casting, Fly Fishing Strategies, Tactics. https://troutbitten.com/2018/02/04/fifty-fly-fishing-tips-28-ten-two/, https://troutbitten.com/2018/11/25/quick-tips-put-more-juice-in-the-cast/, https://troutbitten.com/2019/04/16/fly-fishing-strategies-the-tuck-cast/, https://troutbitten.com/category/fly-casting/?page=3. (i know, that sounded a little hippiesh but i can’t help it… ) in other words maybe, we all have a whole bunch to learn from each other and that’s one of the most fantasic aspects of the blogosphere. Hi, Thank you for the article. They are much thinner and lighter than an average fly line and can come close to the performance of mono. Mr. Brady was firm in his opinions and intransigent in his views as his thought was that a man with an argument could hold no sway over a man with an experience. Most of what we do out there isn’t much like French Nymphing at all. Some of those resources are linked to in our recent articles. Whatever you choose, though, the long Mono Rigs I’m writing about here need to be long enough so the fly line rarely leaves the spool of your reel. So my advice is to learn to nymph with heavier weight before trying to sling the Mono Rig around with streamers. It’s all in there. Required fields are marked *, George Daniel’s book Strip Set Purchase here to support Troutbitten. ), In a previous article, I detailed the Tight Line Nymph Rig, Mono Rigs are effectively cast on a wide variety of rod actions, weights and price tags, try one of the competition fly lines now available, I’ve addressed many of them on Troutbitten, Trout Like To Do What Their Friends Are Doing, Distance: Know Your Weights and Measures — Part Two, http://stores.ebay.com/AMNESIA-FISHING-LINES, https://troutbitten.com/2017/08/09/lets-talk-tippet-three-questions-end-line-fly-fishing-rig/, https://troutbitten.com/2016/06/29/the-trouble-with-tenkara-and-why-you-dont-need-it/, http://tenkaratalk.com/2013/07/cortland-braided-mono-running-line-for-tenkara/, 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, balance between weight of suspender and weight of flies, creating and using drag with the mono leader. 28:20 – Troutbitten has a ton of articles on the Mono Rig and are grouped by the 5 most important articles. Every situation is different. I also didn’t like the way it felt in the line hand, and I didn’t like how it holds some water in the braid — that would be horrible for winter fishing especially. In such a situation, I would fish dry or dry-dropper. If I add a suspender/indicator, I do so on the first few feet of the tippet section. Essentially, you could very well fish with your eyes closed. But for regular streamers, I never have that problem. Here’s an article that explains my reasons a little better. I don’t know if Ill ever nymph with fly line in my hand ever again. READ: Troutbitten | Tight Line Nymphing with an Indicator — A Mono Rig Variant, READ: Troutbitten | Fly Fishing with Streamers on a Mono Rig — More Control and more Contact. Tackle that first . Having a longer rod is helpful, and using a lighter-weight line (e.g. And learn to accurately judge the distance you are casting. Here’s one more thing to consider: You have direct control over the two elements of depth and drop (you set the depth, and you choose the weight). take care, marc, oops, -one can’t push a string- got deleted because i put it between brackets and i can’t edit. Thanks loads! by Domenick Swentosky | Feb 3, 2016 | 97 comments, Read the Troutbitten Article  |  Buy the Staff. And advanced angling starts by being aware of the stats. But Smith had also drawn out of me one thing that I’d never fully put into words before explaining it to him. The Lift and Lead is a cornerstone concept for advanced tight line nymphing skills. Then I answered. Know your weights and measures . Actually, no. The leader should be tight, from the water’s surface to the rod tip, in a leading angle almost immediately. I remember going into the local Orvis shop and the guy described a bobber/beadhead/split shot rig and I thought are you kidding me? Now, he says, he doesn’t mess around with flies much any more. I began using a similar rig back in the 80s after Humphreys’s book came out. The only chameleon in the red color that I wanted was in #25, do you think the extra #5 really makes that much of a difference in coils? . I can see how you might catch some flack from purist/traditionalists, but I appreciate how it does not deter from your willingness to address obvious fly fishing issues. It has a balsa wood body with a feather tail. You can easily make the transition in a few outings by learning and implementing one key principle: take the wrist out of the cast. most haven’t figured out how effective this is with streamers but streamer fishing is typically shunned anyway… (their loss) anyhow, most of this info has either been hush-hush or only available through books and good on you for putting all this out to the general public. Join Troutbitten and follow along. Generally, you want to keep it up off the water and stay tight to the indicator. I hope it works out for you, and I hope you enjoy the process. I said: “Adding a taper helps transfer casting power better — and that’s where accuracy starts.”. I should be using a spinning rod for this. But you may not like that. Humphreys used Cortland Cobra flat monofilament in place of fly line, eliminating drag and getting nymphs and streamers deep while maintaining contact and control. It’s stiffer, and I like stiffness in the butt section, butt fluoro tends to coil for me when stored on the reel. Finding your own favorite material is part of the fun. However, that’s what I love about George’s book! I have tried using about 20 feet before but I had problems with the mono get stuck under my fly line but when I’m nymphing I will add like 5 or 6 feet of tippet on to get down and reduce drag. One thing people tend to miss is that the Mono Rig allows you to still have a fly line style casting stroke. It’s certainly non-traditional. Be part of the Troutbitten community of ideas. Let me know how it goes. I never have any problem with streamers twisting the line. Part of the Mono Rig is the possible variations and the ability to quickly, efficiently adapt. Get it down where the trout are, they say. Go shorter on the butt section, or go lighter and longer for the tippet section. My only question is this: I was fishing in PA this spring and came upon a sign that said the leader can only be a maximum of 18′. I’ve tried Stren, Berkley, Suffix, Amnesia (a flat monofilament), braided mono running line, Rio Slick Shooter, and a one-weight fly line. It’s not about a perfect tight line with the rig. Thanks for the comment. I seldom use indicators I like to do it by feel. Tuck. It matters. It’s what long-term anglers love about this game. After the nymph falls into position, we want it to spend some time there. I read somewhere that the loss of power comes from a ‘hinge effect’ when the diameter changes too dramatically. Here’s an article about that, with more links contained: https://troutbitten.com/2019/07/07/fly-fishing-the-mono-rig-its-casting-not-lobbing/. Well, they are two really different approaches. I also like to use 2x or greater when fishing streamers. . It’s not a fast enough transition so I don’t do it. Domenick I would like to know what type of knot/attachment you use to join the 20lb Maxima Chameleon to your fly line. In addition, the adjustable telescoping length of Tenkara seems like it would allow for greater flexibility in fishing across multiple currents with less drag and more depth control in varying levels of stream height. I had never read about the blow line. I enjoyed this start to finish because, frankly, it’s new to my experience and employs some strategies that make you think (always a good thing, no matter what we’re studying or experimenting with). This means you do not have any knots riding in the guide eyes of your fly rod. The video also covers the Troutbitten Mono Rig and the functions of its three main components. I’m a father of two young boys, a husband, author, fly fishing guide and a musician. The Mono Rig works. Thanks! . The body is about 10mm long and the feather tail is about 15-120 mm long. We use the Mono Rig for presenting all flies: nymphs, streamers and dries. Thank you for this site. So to make that happen, you need a relatively stiff line, like 20 lb Chameleon. The #20 monofilament used for the Mono Rig functions somewhere in between those extremes. I use streamers often, and now have the courage to try them on a long leader. I’m not sure what you are using for the butt section. If I want to fish larger streamers, I swap out everything from the sighter down (using Loon’s Rigging Foam) for another smaller but stronger sighter and a tippet section of 2X. Jason, Hi Domenick, I am transitioning to a nymphing technique similar to yours. . Lots of different ways to do this stuff, but that’s mine. Angler Types in Profile Big Trout Commentary Dry Fly Fishing Fly Fishing StrategiesGear Reviews Night FishingNymphing Stories Streamers Tactics Troutbitten Fly Box, Gear Review Policy Terms and conditonsPrivacy PolicyAffiliate Link DisclosureAmazon Affiliate Disclaimer, Gear Review Policy Terms and conditons Privacy Policy Affiliate Link Disclosure Amazon Affiliate Disclaimer, VIDEO | Fly Fishing the Mono Rig: Streamers — Episode 1, Tight Line and Euro Nymphing — The Lift and Lead, How to Easily Avoid the Mono Rig Coiling Problem, Tight Line Nymphing — Contact Can Be Felt at the Rod Tip, Fly Fishing Strategies: Tags and Trailers. Hi Robert. This is my home, and I love it. Spin fishing relies on the weight of a lure to pull line from a spool and carry it to a target. Like anything else in fishing, there are untold numbers of intricacies, adaptation, and points to be made about this rig. Question: How about a “Fluoro Rig”, as opposed to mono/maxima for the long butt? At the heart of every good leader design is an intentional balance between turnover and drag. Who cares? Thanks, Chad! I could have stated it better. Something to think about next time out. I would use 10′ or longer rod for this (11′ light&fast switch maybe?). Wherever the leader lands, the fly follows. Wish you could go into detail about the versatility and a video would be great too. I started experimenting using it for tight line nymphing and I really like it. I’ve written about all of them, and you can find details at these links. It makes a lot of sense and addresses some of the concerns I have had this season regarding traditional nymphing. 2) I am assuming with such a rig you can get away with a much smaller reel? And the way I look at it, the rod tip starts the push of the fly line, and pushing continues at the apex of the loop in the line throughout the cast. Here’s how and why to avoid the bottom, fish more effectively and catch more trout with a top down approach . Does anything about these conditions make you think it wouldn’t work well? Yeah I’ll eventually put that post together. Tick. Allow me give back: in your recipe, the link to the two-tone to leads to the tippet rings. In essence, the Mono Rig is a fly line substitute. As river anglers, our task is a complicated one, because we must be accurate not only with the fly to the target, but also with the tippet. But the fix is very simple . that’s simply not possible. In this video tutorial Aaron Jasper of Trout Predator Online shows us how to rig a 2-fly European nymphing setup that can be used with a Czech nymphing leader or when fishing a Spanish or French style nymphing setup. i hope you don’t mind ? I’m partial to a 10’ 3wt, though anything long and light will work. No point in taking away the ability to be versatile. I’m interested in your take. What my Troutbitten friends and I call the Mono Rig is a full system for both tight line and indicator nymphing styles, and for streamers, dry-dropper and dry flies, all while using #20 monofilament as a fly line substitute. Sure thing, Phil. I think most of it was due to fact I was catching more fish than my “Halfordized” fishing buddies. It’s very sensitive and there’s no coiling and I can usually feel the strike before I see it. The drop shot will save your flies, usually. The benefit of using thick... See more of Troutbitten on Facebook I’ve also switched over to 10′ rods for nymphing. There are a lot of positive comments popping up on Facebook in addition to what is showing up here. Keep up the informative posts on this subject. I am intrigued with how far you have taken this, and this will give me a leap forward in my progression. The interest showed me how hungry people are for this information, so I kicked off a series of articles detailing how and where I learned about the Mono Rig, what we use it for and how it developed into a full system. He runs roughly four to five feet to a blood knot which connects to 4X for the last three to five feet and It’s far more important than any fancy rod will ever be (Mono Rigs are effectively cast on a wide variety of rod actions, weights and price tags). Now just a five-inch strip with the rod tip up. The point is to adjust and adapt the leader formula above for your own goals — modify it toward what you want to achieve. It seems that we have been using mono fly set-ups here in South Georgia for around at least 60 years as far as I can personally confirm through recounts from my father’s own personal experiences and my own experiences fishing with him starting around my age of about 10 years old. There are specific challenges to be overcome: line coils must be handled, retrieves must be adapted, etc. I’ve written about it extensively on Troutbitten , and in one trip I can show you all the variations of the Mono Rig. I’m talking about leaders with butt sections of 20 feet or more. And these variations complete the set of techniques that I refer to as the Mono Rig. . Tie your own euro nymphing leader. Yes, I used exactly that braided mono for a few outings. Refining these tactics is the natural progression of anglers who fish hard, are thoughtful about the tactics and don’t like limitations. Did you ever fish streamers on your mono rig? The part about sag makes good sense to me. Hope that helps. I just built a mono rig leader off of the unknown line that came on the used battenkill clicker reel i found on eBay. It’s still castable like a fly line because it has enough mass to carry itself and some lightweight flies to the water, but it’s light enough not to sag too much. First and foremost Dom…thanks. And the easiest place to start is to know your distances. Dec 6, 2020 | Nymphing, Tactics, The Mono Rig, Nov 29, 2020 | Fly Casting, Nymphing, Tactics, The Mono Rig, Oct 19, 2020 | Fly Casting, Nymphing, Tactics, The Mono Rig, May 17, 2020 | Nymphing, Tactics, The Mono Rig. You’re objectives and preferences may be different than my own. Fun stuff, huh? You’ve done such a nice job of explaining and illustrating the method and I’m excited to give it a try. And when I switch out leaders, I don’t want to roll up 60 feet of mono. It’s a great way to keep in touch. . There’s something very special about casting dries on a fly line that should not be missed. I have a couple questions related to the long mono rig running through the guides: 1 – how are you attaching the long mono leader to the fly line? Stick the landing! The size ten weighted streamer shouldn’t be too much weight at all. You will find it extremely beneficial to be able to see where your line is above the indicator. And be nice. Seems like you might have given this some thought…. (That’s fishing.) The finesse of casting is still there (20# mono is a fly line substitute). I make the cast (with the mono rig and no fly line), and I do my best to keep the line OFF the water, staying tight to the bobber when possible. Spin fishing for trout is performed with thin monofilament lines. The lure we use is top-water. I just trim the butt section back to comply with that reg. Try tying on a good, chunky #10-8 stonefly imitation or beadhead Bugger, and then get comfortable nymphing that at short distances. But here’s one tip that guarantees immediate improvement right away. i understand your push/pull analogy but i can’t really see it that way but that’s more than ok thanks a bunch for the kind words regarding TLC, that means a lot. But I like my fly rod better, it’s just that if I can’t catch them on a dry/dropper I don’t feel like there’s too many other options. I hope it works out for you. Am I correct in saying that I can remove the 24″ of sighter out of the equation and find the right indicator for the job? Lead. Your email address will not be published. Good question. Since 2014 and 600 articles deep Troutbitten is a free resource for all anglers Your support is greatly appreciated. Mono is by far the best for nymphing! But then again you have to use heavier set up…. You can swap butt sections in and out in just a minute or so. I find this all fascinating and completely germane to a good chunk of my fishing here in Oregon, so thank you! http://stores.ebay.com/AMNESIA-FISHING-LINES, By God, I think this is for me! Joe, you said you can’t get close to it, so I think you might have trouble tight lining it. I’d also suggest giving tight lining a try if you’re feeling ambitious. . He just started doing it as an expedient, and because it was a helluva lot cheaper than fly line. Those are my experiences. For me, that’s about 24 feet of butt section, then the rest of my leader. Thanks for the input, flyfishxprt. Why not just cut out those 4′ and go 20lb to 1x to fluoro/flies? Have you tried using braided superline, like power pro instead of mono? There are many good reasons to avoid that and get back to casting. You can also nymph with a spinning rod. Nothing is more important than the leader. Just found this site, and having a great time running through the articles. And then I catch more trout. Fly fishing for wild trout. Another common reaction to this rig is, “Why not just use a spinning rod?” That’s fair too. Mono Rig CONs In most cases your mono line will be thin and will pull through Question for those of us who don’t tie their own leaders… is there a mono rig I can purchase or should I just learn a few knots and tie my own up ? I tend to think of where the cast starts, let’s say, at the rod tip. I fish for wild brown trout in the cool limestone waters of Central Pennsylvania year round. Drop. In collaboration with Wilds Media, the long-awaited Troutbitten video series featuring Streamers on the Mono Rig begins today. Wrap them up on an old Maxima spool. But there are downsides. You said small and brushy, so I’m thinking about my favorite brookie streams that are rarely wider than 15 feet and usually smaller — the kind of places where I’m crawling around a lot. That saves me a ton of headache. “At the rod tip you can feel when you’re in contact with the flies . The rig was cast up and across stream and allowed to bounce along the bottom with the current. Euro-nymphing involves high-sticking your leader above, and to the extent over/off the water. And even considering the current popularity of tight lining, euro-nymphing, and competition fishing styles, a long mono rig still raises eyebrows. It has changed the way I fish and increased my success rate tenfold. Cheers. If you are hung up on the idea of using mono, then try one of the competition fly lines now available. in regards to casting stuff its the whole thinking process brought on by all of us that later generates different thoughts on other aspects, how we percieve them, try them out and how we can later use them to be more efficient on the water that really does it for me. It’s up to you. My initial thought on using mono was as you mentioned, that a spinning rod would be better. 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. . All monofilament has this tendency, but some brands hold their memory much more than others. For the last five years, I’ve written Troutbitten articles that describe a tight line fly fishing system called the Mono Rig. I’ve thought of using my Comp Nymphing line (Rio Euro), but hate to reintroduce sag into the system again, even if it’s less than that of my standard 5wt line. I already ordered all the stuff to knot this setup together and get busy. In essence, it creates a system that is fighting itself: the push of a fly line and the pull of the weighted nymphs are what create the clumsy, clunky cast that nymph fishermen eventually try to get used to. And by considering both elements, by being deliberate with each part of the lift and lead, control over the course of your flies increases. I love casting a floating line but once it lands I am constantly fighting it. 2 – are you applying anything glue like to the larger knots above the tippet ring so that they run through the guides more smoothly? I don’t believe you can get the fly line down without drag even using the best sink tip. Many of our competition fishermen are adding positive vibes. The bobber is tight to the flies, and you are tight to the bobber. I have a few friends that take the plunge and go staight mono which they do great with. Here are some strategies for rigging and getting the most from two fly rigs. I’ve played with it but not successfully and I’m curious if someone more proficient would have more success. And those same particulars about where and how the flies are attached can make all the difference in delivering a convincing presentation to a lazy trout. Understand the length, thickness and weight of your leader’s butt section. Thanks, Don. Most anglers Euro nymph with a long, light rod. they trail behind the fly line until turnover and at that point its exactly the same as a mono rig turning over at the rod tip. Ideas change, and the better ones usually prevail. If it’s significantly thinner than a regular fly line, then line sag and fly drag will be greatly reduced. Fly fishing is traditionally done with a relatively thick and heavy fly line, then a tapered leader. Choosing a line and leader setup is not always simple if you’re just getting started with euro nymphing. i hope that makes sense? Use it for fishing a tight-line style of indicators. Looking forward to more. The ultra green is softer and the chameleon is stiffer. Thanks for the comment. There are a handful of FFO waters (Fly Fishing Only) that restrict leader length to 18 feet. This was in a fly fishing only section of a stream. . I’d agree that it’s not as technical as Dynamic Nymphing. Eventually, that fly line pushes the leader forward, but (most importantly) pushes a dry fly to the end. Two nymphs can double your chances of fooling a trout. We fish at all angles, with all weight of flies, split shot, dry dropper, indicators, streamers and more. The path is more predictable. The strength of the Mono Rig is how it performs very much like a fly line and yet sags so much less. Fly line coating deadens our contact to the nymph. Tips, tactics, stories and guide service from central Pennsylvania. Why not use the tight line tools (leaders and tactics) for more than just euro nymphing? And why it works really isn’t complicated. Making adjustments is the key to consistent fly fishing. Carrying extra spools or extra rods doesn’t work for me. However, I can’t wrap my head around why the power transfer would be better with the taper. I have 20LB Hi-Vis mono by cortland http://tenkaratalk.com/2013/07/cortland-braided-mono-running-line-for-tenkara/ on hand that I wanted to put to use and was uncertain if this product would turn over flies like the Maxima product? we’re just doing slight variants of the same casting stroke. . Most euro nymphing or tight line studies seem to ignore the lift, focusing only on the concept of leading the flies downstream. Leave the fly line on your reel, so that you can change out from the Mono Rig to a standard leader and still use the fly line for what it does well. However, I don’t think it would be a good rig for casting and retrieving streamers, and I’m certain that it would not work for dries. Regarding the power transfer point. I found no advantage to using it. when casting a fly line the line pulls the leader and flies. If you cast it like a fly line should be cast, with hard stops at two points, backcast and forward cast, and crisp acceleration in between, the Mono Rig (if the butt section is the right material) will perform wonderfully. Burke often says that fly line is the biggest detriment to fly fishers, and it was Burke who took our tight line system and started fishing indicator rigs and streamers with it. Maxima Chameleon in #20 also has enough mass that it casts like a fly line when you want it to. A large arbor reel helps. I’m trying to figure out what to adjust. I use the mono rig a lot. Much of my fishing is nymphing but just this year I started having success with dry flies. Those things are fine, chuck and duck and lobbing, but that’s not really what the Mono Rig is about. Episode One is an overview of the tactics and an exploration of what is possible when fishing streamers with tight line tactics. When I get to the stream and peal out a few feet off the reel to fish its just a mess. Again, Chameleon, and some others, fit that bill. I’ve used the line, but I prefer mono. The biggest misconception in nymphing is that our flies should bump along the bottom. . We started to see fly line as a handicap. At the heart of the puzzle is an eternal question: What do the trout want? His rig consisted of simply tying straight 2X or 3X fluorocarbon (like Orvis Mirage) directly to the butt section from the fly line. You should go play with it, because that’s the only way to see what works for you. Seems like French nymphing to me (with some modifications). For example, when I cast dry flies with the Mono Rig, I take most of the taper out. You’ll see that the weight carries the leader to the target, just like spin casting. I know I’ll avoid adapting if things take to long, and that’s not good. I still have the large spool of it. I use a 24’, one-piece butt section in my leader so that the connection from leader to fly line rarely finds its way into my guides where it could hang up or slow down any shooting line during the cast. So, gather data toward those questions, and then branch off from there. Thanks for a fine thesis. With streamers, no need for a swivel in line? In my mind, fly fishing is defined in two parts: using flies, and retrieving by hand. Yeah, I’ve tried braided lines and superlines, but they are too limp. As a newbie should I wait to try the mono rig? In Nymphing the New Way, I find the distinction between sight fishing and not sight fishing to be a little overdone. I never considered this kind of rig for casting&stripping streamers. makes for a good analogy. The free fall and the drift are a successful pair. On many days, I alternate between dries, streamers, and nymphs, and I would not want to give up that versatility. I have a 10FT 4 weight that I use for nymphing with a nymphing line, but always looking for a Know your tippet diameter. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Sage 5wt, 10′, fast? One question about the leader. I keep coming back to Maxima Chameleon. Not been long ago that an Amy’s Ant and many of the foam beetles popular today would have been illegal to use in many strictly regulated US trout streams. Sometimes trout are feeding so aggressively that the particular intricacies of how nymphs are attached to the line seem like a trivial waste of time. 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