Those are all the variations available to a Mono Rig angler. BUT, I don’t like it at the last junction. When I must cast at greater distances than the Mono Rig permits, I use fly line to do the job of pushing my rig to the target. If attaching to 5x what would be the best knot? Thank you all, for a wonderful and busy 2019 season! So my butt section is long enough to keep any fly line out of the guides. Focus . In the near future, I’ll dig deeper into this. 24 feet — 20 lb Maxima Chameleon 2 feet — 10lb Maxima Chameleon — Tippet Ring (1.5 or 2mm) — 12” — 12lb Red Amnesia 12” — 10lb Gold Stren 14″ — 1x Rio Two Tone Tippet Material (Optional) — Tippet Ring (1.5 or 2mm) — 36″ — 4X Fluorocarbon Tippet (Indy mounts and adjusts here) — Tag for upper nymph — 20″ — 5X Fluorocarbon Tippet — Nymph —. At the heart of every good leader design is an intentional balance between turnover and drag. Know your weights and measures . Here is the leader formula referenced in Episode 14, February 2008. Green Amnesia already, but wasn’t sure if it was more limp than the Stren. Grab your other leader and attach. That’s another thing that isn’t always communicated. That’s what it important, not the diameter. Therefore I save tippet material and don’t leave much fluorocarbon in the rivers and trees. — This is another reason for using 4X as the first section beyond the sighter. It is beyond helpful, and I have learned a lot. And thinner diamaters simply cannot push yarn indys and bigger dries to a target. What made you decide to move away from the 12 lb Maxima Chameleon and 15 lb Amnesia used in your previous formula for tight line nymphing? Nah, I don’t mean ultra green. Fly fishing for wild trout. Soft is good enough. I am sure that somewhere in all your discussions of the mono rig you have discussed rods, but I haven’t found it yet. Because, for dry fly fishing, nothing is more important than the leader. Cash preferred. And the river. Duh! Part nymph, part streamer — that’s the crossover. Personal Blog. Magazine. By having a visual reference at a fixed point on your leader, you can track the movements of that leader, in relation to the currents, and have a very good idea of what your flies are doing un… And learn to accurately judge the distance you are casting. — By mounting the indy on the 4X, we adhere to the principle of limiting diameters of line under the water. Learn to accurately cast and effectively drift a pair of nymphs, and the rest of the variations follow easily. I tied my own leaders from the beginning, with blood knots and nippers under the bright bulb of my tying desk. In my case, it’s about 1.5 inches. I’m looking forward to the launch of the Troutbitten Shop. I’ve heard some euro nymphers are switching to lighter and lighter mono. Now just a five-inch strip with the rod tip up. Essentially, some of the power in the fly line is dissipated with the thinner materials. 24 feet — 20 lb Maxima Chameleon 2 feet — 10lb Maxima Chameleon — Tippet Ring (1.5 or 2mm) — 12” — 12lb Red Amnesia 12” — 10lb Gold Stren 14″ — 1x Rio Two Tone Tippet Material (Optional) — Tippet Ring (1.5 or 2mm) — 36″ — 4X Fluorocarbon Tippet — Tag for upper nymph — 20″ — 5X Fluorocarbon Tippet — Small to medium streamer —. With it and a long mono leader, I feel prepared for most situations I encounter. None of these are performed best with a super thin butt. . 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. By fishing a streamer a little like a nymph, hookup rates are improved dramatically. — Adjustments to the Mono Rig are made to accommodate the variations in style. or. Great article! Dom: I’ll add my sincere “thank you” to the chorus. Wind leaders on old Chameleon spools or similar. I rarely find that fish spook from it, if ever. — The tippet is 2X, for greater strength when trout slam the fly. I think you’ll enjoy looking around. I have tried to make each section the length referred to in the formula after tying. It’s how we solve the daily puzzles. Dom, Can you suggest a substitute for the 12” — 3X soft nylon tippet material? Casting dries without a traditional fly line is easy, as long as the leader is designed for it and the casting stroke is solid. — Land the flies upstream of the indicator in exactly the same seam. There’s really endless options. . I may switch to 6X once in a while, but it’s always because of the fly size (real small) and not because I think trout will spook from tippet size ( I don’t). That is just my experience, though. And I tend to agree. In the formula above, for my favorite Harvey style leader, I listed a foot of Gold Stren as a sometimes-substitute for the 2X section. Glad to hear you haven’t felt like the gold has spooked fish. Is the 10lb Stren used in your tapered sighter because of its stiffness/flexibility or because of its visibility? Butt. Fly Casting, Fly Fishing Strategies, Tactics. Overall I strive to keep things simple and this … Required fields are marked *, Joe Humphreys’ book Trout Tactics Purchase here to support Troutbitten. If you’re a Troutbitten regular, you clearly understand my preference for underwater presentations. For some reason the green is stiffer. (I like casting, and I use a tuck cast ninety percent of the time.) I’m not sure that’s always communicated when people recommend them. The weight of the streamer helps anchor the drift. My answer: I think you should open up your casting approach. What’s the procedure for winding a full leader on? You will do the same. 5.2K likes. Accelerate and stop between two points (about 10:00 and 2:00). I kept with it, and it resulted in upping my success by 50 percent, as George promised in his book. Harvey reflects on the leader design, saying he believes it to be his most important contribution to the industry. A visible sighter allows you to stop guessing where your fly might be and know where it is instead. I just change like I would any other leader. Here are my thoughts on euro nymphing lines vs a Mono Rig. Keystone Fly Fishing Guide Book Purchase here to support Troutbitten. I’d just use whatever you would normally use for 4X and 5X fluoro. I was pretty dedicated to Olson’s formula, but through time, I don’t like the smaller tippet and I couldn’t cast as far. Dom, I may have missed something in links, but is 10lb Fl Green Amnesia an acceptable alternative for the 10lb Stren? These are first person accounts showing the thoughts, strategies and actions around particular situations on the river, putting the reader in the mind of the angler. 2X also turns over better, with more accuracy. Most are very bad on 6X or 7X. The dry holds back the cast, making it harder to turn over, while the nymph or split shot helps that turnover. Seems to conflict with your recipe. It’s a game of casting accuracy and exploration, of covering water and tucking a dry fly into some shady corner pocket with a just a little slack behind it. Also find the series in the top menu. We learned this leader from Tom Jarman on the Australian Fly Fishing Team over the winter when we fished in Tasmania with him at the Driftwater Lodge in Delorraine. Also, I don’t fish 6X for low water conditions. The best days start by learning what most trout in the river are doing. This is how the s-curves in the leader are created. READ: Troutbitten | Three styles of dry dropper: #3 — Tight Line Dry Dropper, READ: Troutbitten | Put more juice in the cast. So,here I go again! Magazine. And sometimes 12 pound brand X is much more flexible than brand Y. Nice. I thoroughly enjoy placing a dry, paired with a nymph, into one seam. I fished a lot of small wild trout streams back then. Hi Andrew. The one change to the leader that will let you fish additional rigs is a simple 12” section of 3x tippet between the sighter and the tippet ring. Great stuff. This is a late comment, so maybe no one will see it, but after years of hearing about the Harvey style leaders, I finally tied one up (I had all the components around) and just cannot believe how great it is for its intended purpose! Right on. Pause slightly for the fly to drop. And as much as I enjoy fishing the system, I also use standard length leaders. I’m told he used Maxima Chameleon or Mason Hard Type Nylon. Gink & Gasoline. This seems to happen more in cold weather for some reason. Two different things. Hi. Log In. Hi Christopher. I say this a lot — this is casting, and NOT lobbing. Thanks. With the crossover, we take the streamer to the trout instead of asking the trout to go to the streamer. I rarely find that fish spook from it, if ever. Hey Dom I have a question for you. This aids in turnover. Join the mailing list to receive all Troutbitten articles and updates directly to your inbox. Stories; Series. And the river. or. Yet it gives me a reference in my leader, showing my how the whole thing is drifting. Seriously, thank you so much for your site. And advanced angling starts by being aware of the stats. George Harvey Slack Leader Formula. The details of the system and how it fishes are laid out across nearly fifty entries on Troutbitten. What follows is a technical piece. Keep it simple. If you fish hard and pay attention to the details, you’ll often catch, miss or turn enough trout to learn something. ), READ: Troutbitten | Dry Fly Fishing — The Stop and Drop. I’m a father of two young boys, a husband, author, fly fishing guide and a musician. This is perhaps my favorite way to fish. I also like to remove the regular sighter, add some suitable nylon tippet and fish the Mono Rig with dries. I have become a bit of a leader junkie over the last 2 years. My casting style is crisp with a lot of speed between two points. — Most often, I choose 20 lb Maxima Chameleon for my butt section. The Formula. And if you have young anglers around, it's a great learning experience . . Tom uses this leader to compete in the World Championships. I can easily swap out leaders at the fly line in about a minute. . It matters. Those formulas and the Joe Humphries variations are an excellent guide for adapting dry fly leaders. Nothing is more important than the leader. You can find those in many other articles and books, and you’ll adapt them to fit your own situations. — This rig is designed for using all the standard streamer techniques while adding in the benefits of a tight line, Mono Rig system. Why not just 22″ of 8# chameleon? Grab your other leader and attach. Drop. There was a light wind right in my face and I couldn’t get the flies quite far enough to reach the fish. Lastly, if you are limited by rules that force you to use a comp line (euro fly line) and a leader no longer than twice the rod length then a skinny butt may well be the better choice. I choose materials based on stiffness and flexibility. . Know what I mean? For me, you last sentence sums it up. Fly Fisherman magazine published an article in 2000, written by George Harvey. Not always. Nothing is more important than the leader. No. Search for: Home; Articles. I often make my leaders that way, because the Gold Stren acts as a subtle sighter in the middle of the leader. Article from troutbitten.com. It’s a great way to keep in touch. . 24 feet 20 lb Maxima Chameleon 2 feet 10 lb Maxima Chameleon (Connect these pieces with a blood knot). It’s so much more than euro nymphing. And for a while, nothing in life is finer. I can’t find Rio Suppleflex in this diameter. Ha! That’s my own reason, and I love how everyone finds their own path. I do have one question? Thank you all, for a wonderful and busy 2019 season! Thanks. But they’re not for me. Part of the effectiveness of the Mono Rig, though, is how quickly I can switch to a standard leader. I suspect that your tippet rings may not be real great. My favorite tippet material is Rio Supplflex for the terminal end, and Orvis SuperStrong for the other non chameleon parts. I’ve received countless questions about my thoughts regarding euro lines and mono rigs. Tactical Fly Fisher. But if I put it there, then my butt sections never gets shorter. Or have you tried it a found it affected the presentation / S-curves. In the formula above, for my favorite Harvey style leader, I listed a foot of Gold Stren as a sometimes-substitute for the 2X section. I use it once in a while, but not very often. (There’s an excellent way to achieve this. . (seems like you have a lot of those) (Like braces rubber band on the rod to hold a tag fly. (I intend to use the mono rig for my new euro nymphing rod because I haven’t decided on a nymphing line yet. Reading Water, Stories, Tactics, Walk Along. I love using fly line in these ways, so I keep the fly line on my spool, ready to do the job. I fished dries as a first option and threw nymphs only when the dries failed. Dom, let me start by complimenting you on your website. And yeah, it also sticks to the rod sometimes. I often modify the leader for smaller streams. Elwood. . And by learning all the Mono Rig styles, we are prepared for whatever the river asks of us. — Watch the indy for contact with the flies and then watch for the indy to signal the strike zone. While I do spend many spring trips casting dries during the major hatches of the East, I also enjoy excellent nymphing action all through those wet months. And do not straighten the leader on the water’s surface. I recall being able to “cast” a hand tied leader at the bench after completion..you could actually lay the leader out with just an arm cast. For the new formula, Harvey says, “I choose the softest leader material I can purchase.”. The formulas are great, but the theory is invaluable. It remains constant across all variation, and its design is simple: butt section and transition. It’s impossible for me to know what’s wrong without seeing your rig and your knots. I promised a technical piece, so let’s get to it . Like many other anglers, I’ve tweaked the design for my situations, to match my own goals. Once I’m into the small diameters and the softer tippet material, I prefer double surgeon’s knots or Orvis tippet knots. I have question on leader tying regarding section lengths. But each of the series that I just mentioned have a lot more chapters to be written . But to add more detail, don’t just assume that 2 different lines are the same diameter or stiffness. Don't think i will! Is there an alternative to 10 lb golden stren? I often swap out everything from the sighter down and fish streamers (or wets) of all sizes with strips and swings and other motions. Soon. A 9-foot rod can be used quite effectively to Euro-nymph, especially on smaller to medium sized streams. — The sighter is thicker and shorter to help turnover — and for less color in the water while stripping. All of these elements are intertwined. George Harvey: New Leader Formula. I also mic’ed some Stren 8# and it came out at .011″ which is exactly what they claim. But I’ve found that I can be an inch or even two inches off on length simply because I have trouble dialing in the knot a specific point. Making adjustments is the key to consistent fly fishing. At my age, I have probably done more research on fly tying, fly fishing, and fly-fishing methods than most of the so-called experts in this field. With a couple simple changes, this leader can fish one nymph, two or three nymphs, dry dropper, dry double dropper, and streamers. Yes, don’t use rigging foams for full leaders. Honestly, in part, I removed the 15 lb because of all the confusion it created with readers. ** Subscribe to Troutbitten and follow along. Don’t let this blow your mind! Tight line principles and long leaders are killer tactics that allow for tremendous control and exciting fishing. I don’t think I recommend 22″ of Gold Stren anywhere. Troutbitten stands against this proposal and believes this operation will be detrimental to the sustained life of Fishing Creek, as well as the health and welfare of all living things that rely on it. I have an 8 lb butt section in my vest. Be helpful. Log In. Given a decent casting stroke, even beginners easily turn over the leader and send the dry fly to the destination. I use it in the first four diameters they offer, which closely match 5X, 4X, 3X 2X. And be nice. It’s simply perfect and I can’t imagine it can get any better. Also, don’t do loop to loop because it complicates the process and is a horrible, clunky connection anyway. Your advise and knowledge is always appreciated. At the heart of the puzzle is an eternal question: What do the trout want? I actually ordered 900 from Germany, so I could offer them in the Troutbitten Shop. I know other guys who do a similar thing with the butt length. Do you know if there is another solution to this? — Notice, the sighter and fluorocarbon is removed, with nymphs intact, and rolled up on a Loon Rigging Foam. And the easiest place to start is to know your distances. Loren Williams once told me he changed his leader formula more frequent than his underwater. Many of the adjustment happen only in the tippet section. And be nice. August 28, 2000 By George Harvey. (I also have not ventured down to 5lb mono either ). So we have more casting options and more accuracy. –Louis. — Use the indy to lead the flies down one current seam when the rod tip cannot effectively do the same job. And after that crisp stop, the rod tip drifts down toward the water’s surface. Will 10# or 15# work? I also fooled around with some Stroft for the thicker sections. The real secret to tightlining is in staying somewhere between tightline and slackline — that’s where the magic lies. Family. But I do recommend starting with one of these as a base. Summer is my favorite time of the year to throw dry flies. Casting dries on a Mono Rig simply is not available with a 10 lb butt section. or. I have used Loon Knot sense. That transition section always remains 10 lb Chameleon. I promise, you can swap leaders in about a minute if you do it this way. Every fly type benefits from the contact and control gained with a Mono Rig. I don’t have knots in the guides until I’m reeling up and read to move on. I am a leader junkie and always trying new formulas. These are all slight differences, but in the end they matter. Retail Company. And from the beginning, I was lucky. So going from 8# Maxima down to 8# Stren makes total sense (even though if you look at the spools, you’d think you’d be going from .010 UP to .011!). Hatch Magazine. Lots more thoughts on that, and more about your options are in this article: https://troutbitten.com/2018/01/24/ask-an-expert-for-euro-nymphing-or-the-mono-rig-what-leader-material-do-you-like-for-the-butt-section/. How would you recommend modifying the Harvey formula for a lighter, shorter rod on smaller water? But many anglers with good casting styles have no problem turning over the dry with the extra foot of tippet length. I appreciate the support. So, on thing I have always struggled with, and I know others have as well, is the knots going in and out of the guides. At the heart of the puzzle is an eternal question: What do the trout want? Tackle that first . Standard leaders are designed to be multi-functional. ** Note ** Harvey calls for “hard nylon” in the butt section. Unless this is where you change out any pre rigs. Hard to know unless I was standing beside you. There is no 4 lb though. As part of Trump’s clearly stated, ongoing mission to rollback regulations that stand in the way of increased fossil fuel and other industrial development, the administration yesterday revealed more about its plans to eliminate rules that protect our nation’s streams, creeks, … And these two qualities determine a leader’s turnover power and the amount of potential drag . It isn’t necessary, and it hurts the cast more than it helps. Open up the arm. Domenick shares the exact formula he uses when fishing a mono rig and why he loves a 4 weight rod and Maxima cameleon leader for the butt section of his mono rig. I’m loving the new leaders. There are other good options. Thanks for the response. I’m in Southern PA, so I relate much to your waters. It works, but it could be better. Yikes, typos courtesy my cell phone! So my casting style developed with a short, compact stroke — with speed and tight loops for accuracy. This is not to suggest that Harvey leaders don’t have power. As I’ve said many times, though, my preferences may not match your or anyone else’s. Have you ever experienced this? I also have not noticed an impact on my ability to cast accurately – which is what the articles from Lance Egan and Devin Olsen indicate. I am using a WF 5. To the same rig, I may add a floating indicator. The best days start by learning what most trout in the river are doing. I’m curious about your opinion on further leaders? It’s what long-term anglers love about this game. I’m going to guess that it’s in the ballpark of 18″ 5x to up to 30″ of 6x for low water conditions with 6x. Tuck. Thank you! I’m moving from fishing primarily a 9’/5wt with standard tapered leaders to a 7′ 3wt for smaller creeks. . READ: Troutbitten | Streamers on the Mono Rig — More control and more contact, READ: Troubitten | Category | Streamer Fishing. Joined: 2009/12/30 13:02. . Quick and easy. https://drive.google.com/file/d/18EekOqoIrwLSUTVRH58qAAIT1a4_0JCo/view?usp=sharing, Ah, I made a mistake in the last diagram. Gink & Gasoline. However the question I have is do you have a target for how far you expect the dry fly to fall relative to the fly line? I am at least that bad. But having great control over the flies comes with responsibility. It’s not linear. This is by far the best resource on the topic I’ve found on the internet. There is some diversion above from the formula I listed in the Hatch Magazine article a couple of years ago. Since the 8# chameleon was followed by the 8# Gold Stren, I wasn’t sure why it wasn’t just one longer section of 8# (either chameleon or gold). I have been using the George Harvey leader and it does a fantastic job of getting a few seconds of drag free drift even when putting a dry into a tiny dead water pocket surrounded by complex currents. . No, I hate loop to loop. Fish on! Also, I find the first 4 or 5 feet of the 20lb maxima gets kinked/gnarly after using it a while. So simple and obvious, but why have I never even thought of it? Thank you, Dom, for bringing all the information about the mono rig together. That will really hurt your knot strength. We use the same Mono Rig no matter the weight of the rod. However, by running 4X for most of the tippet and 5X for the last 20 inches, most break-offs happen at the flies and not back at the sighter. I encourage you to seek out leader formulas that fit your own situations. Thanks for the quick reply..I assumed that is what you meant. Only later did I learn how critical the Harvey leader design was to my early success. I believe the .017″ and similar is more accurate for CASTING and not lobbing. The dry gets perfect drifts, with no slack on the water, and the nymph drifts down the same lane. If so, what do you use as 4x (since Finesse is, in reality, 4.5x? 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