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    Default Sinking Lines

    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!
    -Fish 'til ya Drop!-

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    Default Re: Sinking Lines

    Quote Originally Posted by rowdy View Post
    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!
    ... But a lifelong journey.

    I choose fly rods the same way I do women, motorcycles, and cowboy boots...
    go with what ever feels good, and keep on hand as many as I can afford

  3. 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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    Default Re: Sinking Lines

    The point is..it gets down to depths faster.
    50' is not a long cast.
    -Fish 'til ya Drop!-

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