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

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by 05tacoma, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. 05tacoma

    05tacoma Member

    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?

  2. Willie Bodger

    Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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

  3. Matt Burke

    Matt Burke Active Member

    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....

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

    Go git 'em!!!!
  5. D3Smartie

    D3Smartie Active Member

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

    Anil Active Member

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

    chadk Be the guide...

    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

    salt dog card shark

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

    chadk Be the guide...

    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

    salt dog card shark

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

    Benn Member

    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