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Default Re: Salmon fishing line question

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Originally Posted by deathwish View Post
In spring time I see we using sinking line due to high water levels here for black Salmon. Then there is a sinking tip line and floating line.
Plenty of options could be had. Don't forget that there are different lengths and sink rates in sink tip lines. There are also multi tip lines and sinking leaders.

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When would you use sinking tip versus floating line? Or would you just move from sinking to floating line?
Here is the reality. You need to get the fly to where the fish are holding. If you are using a floating line without any success, change lines, tips, or leaders.

Trial and error adds to the learning curve. After you experiment, you will be able to come up with your own line strategy.

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Fly line question: In spring when fishing high fast waters I see most using sinking line for black salmon. Is the sinking tip for wet flys and floating line for floating flys or is it based on water levels?
Think about the depth that you are trying to obtain. Sink tip lines are used to get subsurface flies to proper depth based off water level and rate of flow. A floating line can be used to fish any type of fly depending on proper depth based off of water level and rate of flow.

Dennis
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