Pros and Cons of Euro Nymphing Lines and Mono Rigs

Pros and Cons of Euro Nymphing Lines and Mono Rigs

Pros and Cons of Euro Nymphing Lines and Mono Rigs Forward Anglers just getting started with euro nymphing are often confused if they should use a specialized euro nymphing line or go with a mono rig in place of their traditional floating fly line. While the answer to...
Thomas & Thomas Contact Nymphing Fly Rod Review

Thomas & Thomas Contact Nymphing Fly Rod Review

Thomas & Thomas Contact Nymphing Rod Review Forward I’ve been euro nymphing with the Thomas & Thomas (T&T) Contact 1083-4 (10′ 8″ 3wt 4-piece) fly rod for awhile now. I’ve intentionally been holding off on a review of this rod to...
Euro Nymphing; not just for bead head nymphs

Euro Nymphing; not just for bead head nymphs

Jig head nymphs are great for euro nymphing, but not required Forward A lot of anglers just getting started with euro nymphing (aka tight-lining) have the misconception that tight-line techniques are only for weighted bead head style offerings (nymphs, leaches, worms,...
CTS Affinity X 2wt for Euro Nymphing

CTS Affinity X 2wt for Euro Nymphing

CTS Affinity X 2wt 11′ euro nymphing build Forward I recently had the pleasure of building (and fishing) a custom 2wt 11′ 4-piece CTS Affinity X fly blank. As you probably guessed based on the configuration, my primary intent for this blank was to use it...
Euro nymphing rod manufacturers

Euro nymphing rod manufacturers

Forward So you’ve read the post on characteristics of euro nymphing rods and you’re ready to UP your euro nymphing game with a new fly rod? You’ve come to the right place. This post provides a list of pre-built fly rods that are commonly used for...
Characteristics of euro nymphing rods

Characteristics of euro nymphing rods

Forward Can I use my existing fly rod to euro nymph? Why would I want to invest in a fly rod specifically for tight-line techniques? What weight and length fly rod is best for fishing euro nymphing techniques? These are all common questions I see folks ask when...
How to fix the mono line pull-through for good

How to fix the mono line pull-through for good

Forward For those of us who prefer a mono rig over fly line for tight line (euro) techniques, line pull-through (escape) is a reality. Line pull-through occurs when the monofilament line pulls-through in between the fly reel’s spool and frame and will...