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Old 08-24-2010, 06:12 PM
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just curious; anyone ever tried a multi-tip line on a regular (non-spey/switch) fly rod?
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Default Re: multi-tips

I have not, but come from the old school extra spool for sink tip lines generation. Carrying two extra spools when I went fishing was a burden. I use a 4 tip system now on a two hander and can only imagine that such a line would be a nice tool for general fishing applications. The only caveat I would offer would be that if you do 80% of your fishing as dedicated dry fly work on finicky fish with a 5 weight or lighter rod & line I would stick to a floating DT line with no trick features. I say this because I have no experience at presenting light tippets and small flies with a floating tip attached to a 5 wt line. It may work fine but I would be sweating the loop to loop connection between the head and the tip section.

If you do lots of deep nymph / streamer fishing and not so much light dry fly work the line will probably be great.
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good info...thanx. my main concern would a hinge effect. i'm not really into sink tips anymore, i use full sinks when i need to get deep. Milt.
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Default Re: multi-tips

I had an 8 wt quad tip for my 8 wt St Croix Pro Graphite. The wallet and the tips were in my fly vest when it was stolen. Then, I got an opportunity to fish inshore in NJ. I bought a 10 wt quad tip when I got there and used those for that half day of fishing. It seems to cast OK. tho' even the over lining (over-tipping?) couldn't help me beat the 40 mph onshore wind I was trying to cast against.
I haven't really had occaision to fish the quad tips since then.
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The modern loops on multi-tip lines have minimal effects on hinging. They are much better than the loops from just a year ago.
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