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Default Questions about buying some new flyline.

First a little background.

I am fishing with an fast action 8 wt. I currently have 2 lines for it. I have an 8wt WF floating, and a 9 wt WF 250 grain sinking. I find that the 9 wt line is quite a bit easier when I am casting heavily weighted streamers, however having a full sinking line while river fishing can sometimes be a pain in the butt. I bought 2 extra spools with my reel when i bought my real, so whatever line i buy isnt going to replace one of my old lines.


So should i go with a full floating line, or a sink tip line? I have never fished with a sink tip line.

I am looking at going with a bass taper, do they make bass tapered flylines that are sinktip?

Also would I be better waiting until after winter to buy a flyline? I do a fair bit of winter fishing, and i dont want the line to be a coiled mess(like all my other lines) right away.
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Default Re: Questions about buying some new flyline.

The sinking line is thinner that's why it casts easier. It cuts the wind better.
How deep do you need to fish..that will answer if a sink-tip will do.
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Default Re: Questions about buying some new flyline.

Hi MTskibum,

Since you already have a floating and full sinking why not go with a Sink Tip line. SA has one with a graduated density sink tip that is 13' long in an 8wt. That was my main fly line in Alaska. To me it is a lot easier to fish in a river than a full sinking line. I think Teeny sells one that has a 5' tip but I don't think it is graduated density.

The floating part of the line makes it easier to control your drifts and to me it is a lot easier to pick up. I like to get the tip moving on a pick up and then do a roll cast in the air to pick up the tip. It worked for me.

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Default Re: Questions about buying some new flyline.

Maybe this is a way to remove the coiled mess ?
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Default Re: Questions about buying some new flyline.

^^ Cool tip!
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Default Re: Questions about buying some new flyline.

Frank, I checked the 2 local stores that I want to buy from(i try to alternate buying local and online), and neither had that line.

Do you know anything about the Jim Teeny Chuck and Duck fly lines? They are a sink tip, with 8 feet of sinking section.


Here is a quote from their website about these lines. Does that mean that i cant cast these fly lines in the conventional way? Or are they just talking about a non conventional roll cast? Also, it sounds like this fly line is for nymphing, do you think it would be hard to cast heavily weighted streamers with it?
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These lines work best with a Fast Action Rod. If you should try to back cast once, it should be with an open loop and overhand forward cast, which is a lob type cast. With the right timing you will get good distance.
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Default Re: Questions about buying some new flyline.

Have you looked at the SA streamer Express lines, they are great for streamer fishing. They are a longer sink tip line that you purchase by grain weight rather than by the rod size. I have been using them for a couple of years and love them for streamer fishing.
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Default Re: Questions about buying some new flyline.

First, one buys "A" flyline, not "SOME" flyline.

Second, I would get a sinking polyleader to add onto your 8wt line. It will add weight to it so that it casts a bit more like a 9wt, and give you more flexibility on the water. You can likely get every sink rate available in polyleaders for less than the cost of a dedicated sink tip line. There are also multiple lengths available: 5' and 10' are most common.

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