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Old 08-22-2013, 06:29 AM
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Default RIO DC Sink tip line - what weight?

I am looking to buy a sink tip line for my 5 wt - which can handle a 6 wt line fine. The Rio sink tip lines are rated in grains 150, 200, etc. I am not finding how thes lines rate to get something like a normal 6 wt line. Any help is appreciated.
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Default Re: RIO DC Sink tip line - what weight?

An educated guess only as the sink tips I use are all Teeny Nymphs. But my guess is up to 250 grains, I wouldn't recommend anything heavier with a 5wt. That said, shoot RIO a e-mail (or call, I think they have an 800 number) and give the info on your rod.

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For my Winston b2mx 5wt I use 150 grain sink tip,for my Winston b2mx 6wt I use 200 grain sink tip.
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Default Re: RIO DC Sink tip line - what weight?

Go with the 150gr. Throwing a 200gr on a 5wt gets tricky. A 200gr is great for 6-7wts. What rod exactly is it?
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Default Re: RIO DC Sink tip line - what weight?

I agree with the 150gr unless you have a super fast stiff 5wt. I use the same line in the salt and use the 200gr on my 7wt and the 300gr my 10wt. The only issue i have with these line is the running line likes to tangle unless you give them a good stretch when they first come off the reel. They cast nice and get deep quick.
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Have to 'adjust my answer.' I agree with the Fellows above, 150 would be 'tops.' Thinking about a 5wt 2hander which has ZIP to do with a single hander.

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Default Re: RIO DC Sink tip line - what weight?

I have a 9' 5 wt Orvis Access 'tip flex'. Most of my casts will not be very long (smaller rivers). Right now, my floating 5 wt needs medium to longer length casts to work the rod how I like. I am going to try a 6 wt line for smaller rivers / shorter casting.

So, it sounds like I should try the 150 grain for the sink tip.

Thanks for the replies!

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Keep in mind that these lines have a short head length and load well with not a lot of line out.
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Default Re: RIO DC Sink tip line - what weight?

I have used a 200 and 250 on #6 and #7 Redington rods and will say that you will want to go with the 150 like others posted. You will not go wrong with it!
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