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What do you guys you for sink tips? Do you make your own, or do you buy them? I myself, buy them, Rio Tips! They have all sink rates, 1 IPS, 3 IPS, 6 IPS, and 8 IPS. They also come in different sink grain rates, so you can match them up to your line for your rods max or min capacity.

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I too use the Rio's. They are all interchangeable & the bar code system make for easy ID. T10 &14 when the water is huge but casting ain't much fun.

With my Rio tips I cut my type 6 & 8 back a couple of feet, I feel they fish sooner upon landing & cast better too...anyone else do this?
 

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Jack Straw said:
I too use the Rio's. They are all interchangeable & the bar code system make for easy ID. T10 &14 when the water is huge but casting ain't much fun.

With my Rio tips I cut my type 6 & 8 back a couple of feet, I feel they fish sooner upon landing & cast better too...anyone else do this?
Yes I've cut a few of my tips back too. I find the flys roll over a bit better with the shorter lengths. Usually around 8 feet or so for my heavier tips.

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OK boys....can I throw that heavy "T" tip with a single hander or is the cut back type8 as good as I can do?
I do find the type 8 "hangs up every once in awhile. Is it better to fish a floating line with a shorter heavier tip?
Ortho 8)
 

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well Ortho I was throwing my T14 tip with my single hander last time i was out :thumbup: she's a heavy one and beware when the wind tosses that tip along with the fly at your head :eek: trust me i did some duck shoots that day :happy: It cast just fine but requires a very quick casting stroke or it dips in the back cast too much. I have since bought a new spey setup so hopefully no more ducking those flies :thumbup:


when i was using this tip i was fishing fairly fast water that was a good depth, usually the T8 is plenty in most situations.
 

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OK boys....can I throw that heavy "T" tip with a single hander or is the cut back type8 as good as I can do?
I do find the type 8 "hangs up every once in awhile. Is it better to fish a floating line with a shorter heavier tip?
Ortho 8)
Honestly if I was still using a single hand I would get the versa tip system, it's very fishable and the tips work for pretty much everything...I HATE ducking on those heavy tips on a single...I've whacked me head and seen stars a few times..no fun!!!
 

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Looks like I'll be trying a sink tip on my 3wt tomorrow. Got a cool floating line that tapers like a skagit so I thought why not, and looped the tip, we'll see how it goes.
 

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I know when i fish winter run fish i'm in the bottom foot of the river, where the water is usually slower and provides a better resting spot, so i dont see how u could be going under fish when fishing for winter fish, sure summer runs i think i should be up, but winter runs?
 

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Here is my theory, if you are dragging your fly close to the bottom you are hooking up on rocks and sticks! Every time you try to break free from the stick and rock you will either, loose your fly or disturb the bottom and possibly spook a potential contestant! Keep you fly just up off the bottom and you will have more oppertunity. Every run is different and most time you will have to change your tip several times in a day but its a small price to pay for success!! :2cents:

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