15-18 mph wind...

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  1. generic

    generic Active Member

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    Would it be better to use floating line, with a chunck of sink, OR Intermediate line with a weighted fly?

    Has anyone here had better control with one vs the other?
     
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    How heavy is the floating line? Skagit/Scandi? What kind of sink tip, poly's or T-14? Single hander or two hander?
     
  3. PT

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    Try them both, then you'll know which you prefer. That was complicated.... ;)
     
  4. KerryS

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    Learn to cast in the wind (not easy with any line) and the line you use won't matter.
     
  5. generic

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    Decided to go with the intermediate. Went 1 for 5....:mad:, Broke my BiiX 8wt :mad::mad::mad:
     
  6. generic

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    You mean at the same time? Could you elaborate?
     
  7. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    In high winds, I typically use a bobbin . . . and tie flies, lol. I've had enough barbless earrings to last a lifetime . . .
     
  8. PT

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    If you need me to elaborate, then it probably is too complicated for you.

    Would you elaborate why you went with the intermediate? What factored into that decision? How did that line help you fish in the wind more effectively than a floater or sinktip?

    Here's a tutorial if you really want to step outside the box. This can actually be done on the water in 5 minutes or so.

     
  9. generic

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    Hey PT,

    I actually did try both, and found that I could punch through the wind with the intermediate better AND, once the line was on the water, there was no drag (sailing affect).

    By the way, the were off on the wind. Turns out it was closer to 25 mph, with gusts a little higher.