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Default 6wt. sinking line?

so i have another new Allen Trout reel that i will be setting up for subsurface only. mainly for fishing the spring run white bass with clousers. 95% of the time i'm wading and the pools i will cast into are anywhere from 6 to 10 ft. deep. what lines should i look at?

btw- at a local shop i found some s.a. streamer express- wet tip for $30....not sure if its what i need.
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Default Re: 6wt. sinking line?

get a sink tip. full sinking lines are really only useful for boat fishing on still water reservoirs.

Either buy a sink tip line, or buy some T-8 or T-11 and make your own tips whatever length you want them.
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Default Re: 6wt. sinking line?

what sink tip line would you suggest?
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Default Re: 6wt. sinking line?

I use full sink line on rivers. I prefer it because it doesn't feel like all the weight is at the end of the line. So does Kelly Galloup although he does have that streamer line.
But is is grain weight line on the first 30' then Intermediate the last 70'.

I am not a big fan of sink tips at all, so I vote for Type II.
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Default Re: 6wt. sinking line?

I don't like sink tips but I love the teeny T-130 for larger nymphs and mid-sized streamers here on the Copper.
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Default Re: 6wt. sinking line?

Discalimer. There are people in this thread with way more time and knowledge about this than I have.

Having said that. I have been using a full sink line a lot lately, and most of it in water less than 10' deep.

Basically I have fallen in love with neutral buoyancy and slow sinking streamers for things like bass, pike, speckled trout, and even large trout.
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Default Re: 6wt. sinking line?

On my 6wt, when fishing for smallmouth and white bass in rivers, I use a 10' sink tip line. I think it is a type 3.
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