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my sink tip line got caught in my trolling prop :wallbash:and is now n.f.g.im leaning towards a multi tip line,but have never used one before.opinions on a good brand that wont cost a fortune? i will be loading a 6 wt. unless i can sneak a new 5 wt. thru the door without the wife noticing a new rod on the wall.
 

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Most fly line brands now make their own single handed Multi Tips Systems. From personal experience I like the Versa Tip System made by Rio. They come in (trout weights 4 through 6) all the way up to salmon weights (7-10). They come complete w/ all the tips you'll need for most situations. Not sure how much $$$ the lighter weight lines will run you though. It shouldn't be too bad, as the 8-9 systems run roughly to $150 bones depending on where you're located. S.A. also makes a good trout system that may be worth a look.

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This is completely personal, but if you are planning on using this in lakes, I would recommend 2 or three separate lines. A floating, a clear slow sink, and a full sink line will cost about the same as a multi-tip system and cover all of your lake needs better. I don't use a sink tip in lakes as I find them a waste of resources (money) in most situations. If this is for river use primarily, then a multi tip line is advisable. I agree with Finder on the rio versatip, I have a 6/7/8 wt. system and a 9 wt for my spey and am very happy with the product.
 

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Just out of interest, Prof.........my biggest trout on a fly 5-6lbs. @ Dragon Lake was on a slow retrieved leach on a type 3 sink tip atttached to my 5wt. floating line and a 6 ft. leader.....'Finder gave me the skinny and tied the fly for me!! ;D........Ortho 8)
 

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i have a type 3 sink line looped to my floating line on my 4 wt.(which i was battleing a fish on when my 6 wt. hooked up a second fish and ended up in the prop)and works o.k.but my 6 is needing replacement.
 

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fishortho said:
Just out of interest, Prof.........my biggest trout on a fly 5-6lbs. @ Dragon Lake was on a slow retrieved leach on a type 3 sink tip atttached to my 5wt. floating line and a 6 ft. leader.....'Finder gave me the skinny and tied the fly for me!! ;D........Ortho 8)
As I said in my post, it is entirely personal. I do not like sink tips for lake fishing, I'm not trying to say they can't be effective for lake fishing. I have not used a sink tip in still waters since the first couple of years I fly fished, and haven't found any need for them. All my still water reels are cartridge style, so switching from one type line to another is tres simple.
 

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If you live near searun tackle they do a really good job in putting the line back together for around $10. I do not know how they do it but I know of guys that have done exactly the same as you and they got the line fixed and it was as good as new.
 

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Maybe a dragon trip?? ;).......................We need a steely!!..................Ortho 8)
This fall Ortho! ;D

My first reply was merely an option to his question. Personally like Proff. I use different cartridges for still waters as well, and leave the multi tip systems to the flows. Just a personal preference though. As I've witnessed, multi tip lines can still be effective on lakes. It comes down to what your prefer.

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I use two different cassettes on my reel for stillwater (which is all I do). One has a WF6F line and the other has a WF6ST. I've found that this system works best for ME, but I've seen a bunch of guys using multi-tip lines and they seem to work quite well for them. As with most things, there's more than one way to skin a cat.
 
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