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Default Sinking line vs. weights

What is the advantage(s) of using a sink tip line over a floating line with weight added? It seems adding weight gives more control over the sink rate, without buying a bunch of different lines. Is it because casting is easier with a sink tip line?
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Default Re: Sinking line vs. weights

For what we were talking about earlier, ice-out trolling for landlocked salmon, be prepared to use a full sinking line or a 25 ft leader with no weight.

This place has full sink (and sink-tip) lines cheap.
There's no need for a high-end full sink
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Default Re: Sinking line vs. weights

It is so you have a (somewhat) straight line from your rod tip, to your line. If you put a sink tip on the end of your line, or shot on your leader, the end of the floating line will be a hinge point. Also, your floating line will prevent your fly from really getting down.


I've never actually read reports of people using aquanova lines, or any comparisons. Wouldn't mind picking up some cheap sinkers, my rio OBS T6 is my go to streamer line, but there is no actual taper like the floater OBS lines I own. Just a 30' sinking portion.
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What is the advantage(s) of using a sink tip line over a floating line with weight added? It seems adding weight gives more control over the sink rate, without buying a bunch of different lines. Is it because casting is easier with a sink tip line?
I just recently bought an SA sink tip and a 2-foot braided streamer line for fishing some of the medium rivers I fish. The idea was that I wouldn't be adding more weight to the line since the area I would be fishing isn't that deep (4-foot_ and I would have a better feel for hook-ups. Still haven't used the set up yet but may this week since our rivers are up due to the rain we just received.
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The movement of an unweighted fly fished on a sinking line is much more natural than one where you have weights on the leader, or worse, a weighted fly.
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