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Imitation Sinking tip line
I have a #4 Rod/reel/line. The line is a dry line.
I love it, so light and responsive.

I looked for some time to find a Sinking line, but found none.

In a sporting goods store, a guys suggested an add on.
It's a little bit of line that sinks.
You add it onto the end of the #4 dry line, and instantly you have a #4 sinking tip.

Has anybody else tired a thing like that? I never heard of it. I bought a package of Two, and now I want the weather to warm up so I can give it a try.
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Re: [Thudpucker] Imitation Sinking tip line In reply to
YES! I have the sink tip add ons like these:
http://www.orvis.com/...=6011[/size][/black]
They are about 4 to 5 feet long and they will work.
There is also these that will ne a little longer, more for rivers and steel head:
http://www.orvis.com/...=31K7[/size][/black]


Now if you know someone who trolls, they might have some old lead core sinking line (I know we had it back when we had the down riggers on our big boat....before the fly fishing thingWink)
You get a few feet of that, make a couple of loops in each end, one for the fly line, one for your tippet.





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Re: [flygoddess] Imitation Sinking tip line In reply to
SmileThank you ma'am, I'm glad to hear you use stuff like that.

I looked at it, connected Loop to Loop at the end of my fly line and instantly the thought that popped into my line was dealing with something that should have been long and straight, but had an umnanagable soft spot in the middle.Frown

So now I really cant wait to get down and try it out.
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Re: [Thudpucker] Imitation Sinking tip line In reply to
They are tricky to cast, but to be honest, I like them better than a bunch of split shot.
We were on some stillwater once. I was using a TYPE II line and getting a fish once in awhile, while my hubby was into them good. He was on a TYPE IV. I didn't want to switch out spools and line in the middle of the lake, so I put one of those 4 footers on my TYPE II with about a 4 foot piece of 6lb Flouro. That was the ticket! Fish every cast.
Not sure that was the proper use for these things, but just thought I would let you know that anything goes when it comes to fishing.



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Re: [Thudpucker] Imitation Sinking tip line In reply to
You shouldn't have any problem finding 4w sinking lines. Maybe the shops where you live don't have them, but they can order them or order them online.

Cortland- http://www.cortlandline.com/catalog/444-prof.html

SA-http://solutions.3m.com/...gFly/ProSink/WetCel/

Rio fly line- http://www.rioproducts.com/product.php?recKey=122












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Re: [EvilAsh] Imitation Sinking tip line In reply to
CoolThanks Evil.
That had been suggested.
I've been to dozen places looking for those small sinking lines. I couldn't even find a #5 Sinking tip or other..

When I win the lotto, I'll get one of each!
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Thudpucker, I will agree with Evil, the sink tips do work, but anyone getting into fly fishing, I tell them get a reel and ONE spool to start. Dry Line and a TYPE II is my suggestion. That will cover just about anything. With the TYPE II, you strip a little faster if they are shallow or on warm days, just count down.
Then if you get into it like I have (money being the first concern) you fine tune it. I have an Intermediate, Type II, Type IV, and a TYPE VII in Density Compensated (sinks straight) then a TYPE III Wet Cell (forms a belly-good for weedy places) And finally Depth Charge which is 70' of Intermediate and 30' of Lead core 250 Grain.



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Re: [flygoddess] Imitation Sinking tip line In reply to
Flygoddess I dont know what these terms (type II...etc) mean.

Who's designations are those?
We'll all learn something here, from the Boss!
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Re: [Thudpucker] Imitation Sinking tip line In reply to
When you go looking for a sinking line it will look like this (ex: WF7S7 - Airflo brand) which means this is a Weight Forward Taper 7 weight line the "S" means sinking, that will sink 7+" a second - very fast.
Intermediate will sink1.25-1/75" a sec.
Type II 1.75"-2.75" a sec.
Type III 2.50" - 3.50" a sec ( SA chart on these, some companies may vary a little)
Most Freshwater sinking line will be a Weight Forward Taper.
Ex. of a floating will be WF7F or DT7F (Double Taper) TT7F (triangle Taper) etc.

I find I use a Type II more than any. In the warm months I will count to 20 then start to retrieve, adjusting the counting time on where and when fish hit.



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my hubby was into them good. .


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SlyWell, awrigty now.
I never heard of those numbers.
At one time I had a #9 Fenwick Steelhead/Silver Salmon rod.
I had a bunch of lines for that rod.
Among them was a #10 Weight Forward, Shooting Taper, fast sinking line.(it had a litteny of designations. A veritable Pedigree)
It handled like a length of Teflon coated lead line.
It was the most productive line I had for Rainbow. It was always down in the weeds or rocks.

However in a fast river it was a constant pain. It was always wrapped around a rock. Usless.

For a gift, I got a #5/6.
Jeez, what a willow switch! Who can cast with a Limp thing like this?
But in one afternoon I went from a #9 to a #5 and never looked back.

I leaned to love that one.
Once again it was the heavy line that would sink down into the weeds was the big winner.

So now, years later, I'm down to a #4.
Maybe for Christmas I'll see a Type II under the Tree?
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my hubby was into them good. .


What... did Hell freeze over?Sly




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I am just waiting to get my new rod so I can rig up the new reel I bought a while back.. I already have a wf f line and a type II sinking line ready to be rigged up on the reel and the extra spool.. once I get all that together.. who knows.. I might be able to catch a fish or two.. Blush

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(This post was edited by macfly55 on Feb 13, 2007, 12:30 PM)
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CoolEconomically the add on seems to make better sense. This way you won't be out of pocket another $50 or so. It seems that finding a full 4wt sinking line is easier to do on-line than at the retail level. I always wait for the fly shows to come around. Visit the Orvis booth where they pass out $25 coupons. I got several last year and used a couple on-line. believe the only requirement is that you spend a minimum of $50 and only 1 coupon per purchase.




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Isnt there a show coming up soon??





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(This post was edited by macfly55 on Feb 13, 2007, 5:05 PM)
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Hey Cornholeo, I can hold my own. How's 'bout you and me. Mano a mano this year. Daniels, the Berry, the glove is thrown down.MadMadMadMadPiratePiratePiratePiratePirateCrazyCrazy












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Re: [macfly55] Imitation Sinking tip line In reply to
CoolYes _ TubeN2 and I plan on meeting there either Sat or Sun. How about you? Kind of a long trip from Diego! About 140 miles. Don't know if JapanRon will be making it although he is a lot closer.
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March 3, 4, 2007
Show Hours:
Sat 9 5; Sun 9 4:30
Admission Adult:
$14 for one day,
$24 for two-day pass;
Children under 12:
$2





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Re: [Dryrod] Imitation Sinking tip line In reply to
UnsureWell, I'd be there if I could.
Pasadena is a whole buncha miles from 40th & Plumb Alabama.
I'll just hafta settle for wishing.

I'm within driving distance to Memphis, Atlanta and the Gulf coast cities (but I aint goin down there during the storm season) so if you hear of a Fly fishing show around these parts announce it.
I might make it.
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Re: [Dryrod] Imitation Sinking tip line In reply to
I'm gonna keep an eye on the weather. You know how crazy it has been lately. Whichever day it is not raining or windy, I will be fishinig. The other day will be for the show.Cool


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my hubby was into them good. .


What... did Hell freeze over?Sly
Thats where he got into them
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Welcome back pokymon. Glad to see you made it ok.Cool


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Made it back o.k. cause I didn't let the wife drive. Long trip about $170 in fuel 2500 miles and a sore ---Crazy
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I have never forced myself to drive that much. I can barely handle 6 hours in the tube. Did you see my little report on the tubers board?? I got a bass whooping over the weekend.Cool


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TubeN2 and I plan on meeting there either Sat or Sun.
Hey Dryrod, it looks like I'll be going on Sunday. I have a CPR class to teach on Saturday.Cool


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(This post was edited by tubeN2 on Feb 23, 2007, 5:06 AM)