Hi -- I am curious about how to make an effective sink-tip line for a 5/6 weight rod. I realize I can purchase this kind of thing, but I'm interested in making one using some old lines I have.
Basically, I have a a 7 weight DT line, and a 4 weight DT line.......and 2 12' sink tips that I think might be around the t-8 weight range, because they're definitely not the fast sink, heavier
tips like a super fast-sink rio poly leader (I own one of these for comparison). I think these came from sink tip fly lines that were probably like a 3-4" per second sink rate.
To the guys who do or used to make their own sink tips:
1. When chopping a floating line, do you tend to just cut the front taper off and create a loop in the end of the floater? This helps with "kicking" on the cast right?
2. Do you need to use a floater that is heavier
than the rod is rate for? For example, on a 5 weight rod should I start with a 6-7 weight floater to butcher....or should I be using something smaller like a 4 weight line?
3. One idea I wanted to try is looping both 12' tips together into a 24' sink tip -- any tips for doing this effectively? (i.e. if I use 2 sink tips looped together should I make sure the floating line is lighter to compensate for the increased weight?)
Thank you very much! I'm just interested in giving this a try. I know you can just pretty much loop anything you want onto a floating line, but I'd like to keep casting/mechanics as effective as possible. I'll listen to you and I'm sure I'm less likely to do something stupid that way