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  1. Default what kind of line?

    New to fly fishing. Have caught some pan fish, small bass, etc... I want to start fishing for trout. Do you guys use floating line when fishing trout streams and rivers even if your fishing wet flies? I have a 4wt with floating line right now and was wondering if I need to get some sinking line put on another reel, thanks!

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    Default Re: what kind of line?

    Hi Bato,
    That is a good question. The floating line is the most versatile line for trout fishing. One can fish dry flies, as well, as wet flies.

    Another reel/spool with a different line will offer you another avenue to catching fish. Sink tip lines will allow you to get the fly to a desired depth and have good line control in moving water. A full sink line will allow you to get the fly to a desired depth without having to deal with topwater influences (like waves) in ponds or lakes.

    Another option to consider is using sinking leaders. They come in a variety of lengths and sink rates. A simple loop to loop connection between line and leader is all it takes for a leader change. This setup gives you the advantage of being able to have a quick change without having to replace a reel or spool.

    Visit your local fly shop, so you can get a better feel for your options.

    Welcome to the forum.

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    Default Re: what kind of line?

    A sink-tip could be useful if you fish streamers in deep water, but 90% of the time your floating line will suit you best
    Most people don't use anything else.
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    well what I was thinking is I would use my floating line for trout streams and rivers. I also have an old south bend real laying around without a rod that I thought maybe I would load up with some full sink 4wt line for when I fish ponds and lakes. What do you guys think?

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    Default Re: what kind of line?

    I usually don't use anything but a floating line for my 4 weight. I have other rods for that.

    With that said, if it is your only light line rod, it does not hurt to have another reel with a full sink line to fish ponds and lakes. It could open a new avenue for you to fish.

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