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Old 10-07-2010, 06:58 AM
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Default Sink tip line on rivers?

Anybody use a sink tip on rivers with streamers? I used one on my last outing and found it worked pretty well. It got the bugger down quick. I fished these up/down and across to the bank and let it swing out to the middle current. Got fish both up and down river.
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Default Re: Sink tip line on rivers?

I often use one from a drift boat early in the year when fish seem to be in the middle of the runs. As the stack on banks, I usually just try to use weighted streamers for quicker pickup, and drop behind the next rock....
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Yat: Yes I use sink tips with streamers and a short 6ft stout leader.

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Default Re: Sink tip line on rivers?

Yat,

All the time, they are so much better than plunking weights. I use a SA 15' type 6 that goes down like a stone.
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Default Re: Sink tip line on rivers?

Thanks guys,
This was the first time I did it. I got an SA air cell supreme2 wet tip with 10' tip and a 4ips sink rate for $25. I like the way it casts and loads the rod nicely in the water when you go to make your next cast.
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Default Re: Sink tip line on rivers?

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Last season I used a sink tip for my streamer fishing and was very happy with it. This season I switched to a full sink Class 5 line and like it even better. Really gets the fly down without weighting it.
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Default Re: Sink tip line on rivers?

Yat, on slightly slower/slack water I switch to weighted leaders/fly on a floating line.
When I switch to sink tip in heavier/deeper water, I still use the sinking leader to facilitate
decent, and fish an unweighted fly. I sorta think the movement is better.
Browns here love streamers. And I love browns! The bigger the better!

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Default Re: Sink tip line on rivers?

For trout streamers, I have a go-to set up:

Teeny Mini-tip WF5F
Flouro furled leader
Vanish 6lb tippet

This is specifically for a middle sized river, nothing huge.

Be using it again next weekend....
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Default Re: Sink tip line on rivers?

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Yat

Last season I used a sink tip for my streamer fishing and was very happy with it. This season I switched to a full sink Class 5 line and like it even better. Really gets the fly down without weighting it.
I have a full sink too. I like it for getting bugs down, but it is tough to mend, and you have to strip all the way in to recast. Mine also seems to tangle and knot around itself easily. I have my 5wt with a sink tip and seven weight with the full sink now...... I love the full sink for lakes.
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