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Old 05-02-2007, 06:06 AM
 
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Default Sinking Fly Lines

Hello,

Quick few questions about sinking fly lines....I've never used a sinking line before. I recently bought an extra spool for my Pflueger Trion 1956 5/6 reel and I plan on rigging it up with a sinking line so I'll have one around. I found a good deal on some Airflo Forty Plus Extreme fly line.....they have it in WF6S3, WF6S5, and WF6S7....I'm assuming the S# represents the sinking rate of the line. Can anyone recommend which of those would be best for a general purpose sinking line? I generally fish rivers and streams and rarely fish lakes or reservoirs. I was thinking the S3, which I'm assuming sinks the slowest, might be my best bet. Any thoughts here, I'm real new to sinking lines.

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I would say you actually would want a faster sink rate for fishing lakes and streams than you would for fishing stillwaters, since you are having to deal with the current.

If you're fishing a fairly fast river, and needing to get down to 3' an intermediate/slow sink line will probably never get down there on a normal drift. In a stillwater, you could cast it out, wait 5-15 seconds, and then begin a slow retrieve and that fly would stay at a consistent depth the whole time.

With a extra super fast sink fly line you could get your fly down where it needs to be quickly and use line management to keep it there throughout the drift. In a still water you would likely be scraping the bottom by the time its halfway back to you, even if you began your retrieve immediately.
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