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    Default Lake fishing with a sink tip line

    I put some 4wt fast sink tip line (they don't seem to make a 3wt sink line?) on my 3wt today and fished a lake filled with bluegills and bass.

    I bought the line last year for streamer fishing for stockies in high stained water. Today was the first time I used a sink tip in a lake.

    Super fun! This is a great way to present a small fly in 5' to 10' of water.

    A cloudy day, around 70 with a sprinkle of rain every so often ...... perfect for fly fishing!

    I caught around 50 bluegills and about a dozen largemouth bass. Best flies were Woolybuggers, Minibuggers, and Microbuggers. Black and brown caught on almost every cast.














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    Default Re: Lake fishing with a sink tip line

    Congrats. Nice bunch of fish and great pics! I bought a few sink tip lines for Christmas and I really like them. I'd only fished floating lines and full sinkers before. Last week I caught four rainbows at Lake Davis here in Norcal on a clear intermediate sink tip line when I had no luck with nymph's under an indicator and floating line. Nice additions to my gear.

    Tom

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    Default Re: Lake fishing with a sink tip line

    Rick: Congrats on the great fishing!
    Larry


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    Default Re: Lake fishing with a sink tip line

    Congrats on a good day out!
    Thanks for sharing.


    Chris

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    Default Re: Lake fishing with a sink tip line

    Nice! That looks like great fun.

    There are sink tips in 3 wt. Check Ebay

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    Default Re: Lake fishing with a sink tip line

    Jim Teeny Mini Sink
    Jim Teeny BS 100

    ---------- Post added at 05:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:34 PM ----------

    Wow. What a great outing! WIsh I had a place like that here.

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    Question Re: Lake fishing with a sink tip line

    Is a sink tip line easier to cast than a WF-F line or about the same ?

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    Default Re: Lake fishing with a sink tip line

    Quote Originally Posted by jimp View Post
    Is a sink tip line easier to cast than a WF-F line or about the same ?
    They are a lot harder to cast and fish with. I took off my sink tip and put floating line back on.

    Today I was out catchin' like crazy with a WF floating line. At twilight the 'gills move to the top even in 20' of water. And top water sponge spiders and big dries are so much more fun to fish with!

    I pack my 5' UL spin rod in my pontoon ...... just in case the fish stay on the bottom.

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    Default Re: Lake fishing with a sink tip line

    I find sink tips to be a better choice over sink tip line... This way i can quickly change back to floating or a longer sink tip or faster sink rate without having to have a bunch of spare spools lying around... I've used tips on a variety of different lines and have worked well for what ive needed

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