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Tangina20February 16th, 2021, 9:15 pm
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I’m new to euro nymphing but I understand the differences between a mono rig and euro fly line. The thing I can’t seem to figure out is how to set up a mono rig. Do I tie 20lb mono to my backing and then do a loop to loop to my leader? Or do I just put a few feet of 20lb mono on top of my pre existing 3wf fly line and attach the leader to that?

Any help would be appreciated thank you!
PartsmanFebruary 17th, 2021, 3:59 am
bancroft michigan

Posts: 353
Go to the troutbitten website, Dom has a complete explanation on the rig along with some different formulas for a mono rig. You loop to loop your mono rig to your fly line, then if you get into a hatch and rising fish just take the mono off but on your favorite dry leader and your back in business.
Mike.
MartinlfFebruary 17th, 2021, 8:24 am
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 3108
There are a lot of different ways to manage leaders. Partsman has a good idea, especially if you only have one spool. I like the Whitlock or Caucci super glue splices for fly line to leader because of the smooth connection. Google will show you how to do them if you're interested. I carry a spool with a euro leader and one for dry flies and switch spools when I switch from dry to nymphing. It seems to me everyone works out what makes sense to them, and makes their system work. But back to your original question. Most people I know have some kind of fly line between the backing and the leader. If you have a really long leader, such as Dom's mono rig, it doesn't matter too much what kind of fly line you use since most, if not all, of your casting is just casting the leader. Theoretically you could go backing to leader, but most like the feel of handling fly line before you get into backing if the fish makes a run. And if you are fishing for big fish, you would lose the length of the fly line and only depend on the backing, which if not long enough, could lead to problems with a long run.
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