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Old 05-31-2013, 10:30 PM
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so i have pretty much been using 6wts. for all my day to day fishing, be it panfish, carp, or bass. i have another 6wt. that im setting up. trying to decide....do i set it up as a backup or do i set it up as a full sink streamer rod? right now my day to day 6wt. has Rio smallie line and if i need to get down i simply loop on a Rio versi-leader and thats it. any benefit to going full sink over these leaders?

my fishing is 97% wading and a deep hole is maybe 10-12ft...and thats usually on a white bass spring run. i do plan to do some deep trout fishing soon but only on occasion.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:19 PM
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The main advantage of going to the sinking leaders is that you can have multiple presentation options without having to carry spare spools or multiple rods.

The downside to a using sinking leaders is that they do not stay at depth as well as a 15 foot or longer sink tip or full sink line assuming that you are talking about moving water. Most sinking leaders for single handed rods are 12 foot or under. Depending on current speed, the fastest sinking leader may not even hit the depth that you want.

The main advantage of a full sink line is that it gets to depth and holds that depth better than a sinking leader or sink tip

Disadvantages? Line control in moving water can be difficult since the line is under the surface rather on top of it. You might have the wrong sink rate that either fishes high or drags the bottom.

If that 10 to 12 foot hole is in moving water, I would want to be using a 24 foot sink tip rated around five to six inches per second. If it is faster, I would be using an integrated shooting head that drops around seven or eight inches per second.

My choice? If I have the ability to take multiple rods rigged for different presentations, I would make sure to have those multiple rods. It is so nice to have that extra rod that is rigged and ready to fish rather than having to re-rig your one and only setup.

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Old 06-02-2013, 03:48 PM
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On my 6wt. and 8wt. set ups, I use the Rio Versi Tip fly line. It comes with 4, I believe 20 ft heads. Floating, Clear intermediate, slow sink and fast sink. It costs more than a regular line, but I am always ready for any situation, plus you save money on buying extra spools.
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