Sinking line questionneed some advice
Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:16 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:33 PM
To get down fast:
-Use fast-sinking line or long tip (Type VIII, t-11, t-14)
-Use a very short leader. Very short.
-Flouro for leader material
-Use fast-sinking flies
-Use sparser flies
-Give (feed) the fly line a lot of slack while it sinks initially
All that being said, I use an intermediate line a lot especially in clear water. This way the fly is sinking slowly but the fish can see it a long way off. I have caught fish in 15+ f.o.w. this way. Of course, in the extreme of that range I was letting the line sink for a long time, in which case I may have been much better off with a fast sinking tip.
Using a sink tip on a intermediate running line can help with presentation and hooksets (over the alternative of a floating running line) as there will a straighter connection between running line and tip (think about what it will look like where the lines meet while fishing deep). Running line preferences can also vary based on the platform you are fishing from--floating line if standing on rocks, full sink line best from a snagless boat deck.
Just some initial thoughts. I know there are some guys on here who hit smallies deep on the big Lake with goby patterns. I'm curious what they have to say.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:03 PM
That being said, I like fishing sinking or sink tip lines in the right situations. Instead of using full sink lines, I fish with a Teeny T series line and an intermediate RIO Outbound line, which have long, sinking integrated heads and floating running lines. I prefer casting this type of line over full sinking lines.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:47 PM
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