Could I use this rig for salmon...???

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  1. 05tacoma

    05tacoma Member

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    I'd like to use my 6 wt. with a floating line and a 12-15 ft. leader. Am I wasting my time? :beathead:

    I know the ticket is the clear sinking line, but with a Montana trip to fish the Ruby around the corner I'm watching my budget.

    Any thoughts?

    thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. Willie Bodger

    Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    That should work fine. I've gotten mine nearer the top than the bottome anyway.

    Willie
     
  3. Matt Burke

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    Most of my takes are also near the top or as soon as the fly hits the water. Go get busy.
     
  4. fish-on

    fish-on Waters haunt me....

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    That's all I use and I catch my fair share..

    Go git 'em!!!!
     
  5. D3Smartie

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    i use a floating line and a popper. should work just fine.
     
  6. Anil

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    I agree. Use what you have. You might even try a shorter (9') leader, before you make it hard with a long leader.
    Anil
    www.pugetsoundflyco.com
     
  7. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    I hooked over 20 pinks this morning using a 10 foot leader on my 6wt (and 8wt) both with floating lines. A 6wt is great. A few guys were using 5s and still did fine for the most part...
     
  8. salt dog

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    Chad, you had to drop that '20' fish count in didn't you? you're killing me! :eek:
     
  9. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    Notice I said "hooked". Landing them was another story... These were 100% chrome and suprisingly strong and aggressive biters and fighters.. A few fish I saw streak from 20 feet away like a silver bullet and slam it 15 feet from me. Other times I would cast to a swirl and have a fish on before my first strip in. Then there were those I hooked as I drew my line to re-cast - missed, flipped it back, and hooked em again. Then there was the mad scramble of fisherman getting outta the way of a running fish in 2-3 feet of water - followed closely by a high speed seal making a huge wake in pursuit.... Made me wish I fished the salt more than once or twice a year :)
     
  10. salt dog

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    What a riot man, sound like a great time, combat fishing or not.
     
  11. Benn

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    I've been pretty pleased with the Cortland 333 Clear Intermediate Sinking line and you can pick them up at GI Joes for less than $30.

    Good things about the 333 clear intermediates are that they shoot really, really well (once they get wet), they seem to handle wind better than higher-profle floating lines of equal weight, and they allow you to fish just below the salad and the chop. I also think that you have a higher percent of hook-ups since their is less slack in the line. But the biggest benefit for me is that you can use a shorter leader so it is easier to throw clousers and big cone heads (I go with a 4ft tapered 2X leader and 3 feet of 2X or 3X tipit. I've found that my distance is serverly hindered by long leaders and heavy weighted flies.

    Good Luck - Benn
     

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