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Old 04-16-2009, 09:48 PM
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An old trick I learned was to "overline" a fast action flyrod by 2 weights.
This loads the rod quickly & gets your fly down deeper/faster due to the added weight.
Since fast-sinking lines are so thin, they cut through the air more easily & make an average Caster look like a Pro.
The timing of a good "double-haul" is all it takes to throw a long bomb.
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An old trick I learned was to "overline" a fast action flyrod by 2 weights.
This loads the rod quickly & gets your fly down deeper/faster due to the added weight.
Since fast-sinking lines are so thin, they cut through the air more easily & make an average Caster look like a Pro.
The timing of a good "double-haul" is all it takes to throw a long bomb.
Fish on!
Works with some rods, not all. I throw a Deep Lake type VII on a 697 TCR... works OK, but it would be a train wreck on my 690 SLT!
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Default Re: Sinking Lines

By reason of necessity (forgot the 500 grain sinker), I've ended up using a 200 grain Orvis Depth Charge line on my 11 Wt rod this week in the Chesapeake Bay. I'd say it's not quite loading the rod as a heavier line would, but I've been able to make 50 foot casts with relative ease.

At the same time, I bought the line to cast on my 4 Wt for shad fishing. Does it really matter what weight you pair a sinking line with? Seems like the 200 casts fine on just about anything, super slick, just shoots through the guides.
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The point is..it gets down to depths faster.
50' is not a long cast.
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