Fly Lines for Sea Run Cuts

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  1. Zissou Intern

    Zissou Intern Member

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    I am asking Santa for a new 6 wt fly line for fishing SRC's. Any advice?
    Thanks.
     
  2. John Dude

    John Dude Learned skills from George Dickel

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    SA clear tip sinking line is what I have
     
  3. miyawaki

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    I use a floater because I fish floating flies.

    Leland.
     
  4. Zissou Intern

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    Leland, what type of taper? Is a "general purpose" WF adequate?

    John Dude, what's the sink rate?

    Thank you.
     
  5. NomDeTrout

    NomDeTrout Fly Guy Eat Pie

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    Been sticking with standard wf6f with 10 ft sink tip or leader with weighed fly
     
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    I would recommend a standard WF floating line. However, I use the Orvis Bonefish line but don't do what I do.

    Leland.
     
  7. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    For SRC I typically carry a WF floater and a WF clear intermediate. The occasional SRC that I get to dance with have been in relatively shallow water and not tremendously far. If you have one of those lines maybe you can convince Santa to bring you a spare spool and the other type of line.
     
  8. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    The fish I caught tonight were in 4 feet and less of water depth. You know the rest!
     
  9. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Still truckless now farther away

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    I carry the same as Mumbles. But so far that's all I've done. I haven't caught any yet. Bob
     
  10. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    I echo Mumbles comment. I carry both floating and clear intermediate (SA). I've used both depending on what's happening on the water and my mood. I started with a floating since the vast majority of my SRC's were in very shallow water, near shore. I think it's also important to remember that I've only been doing this for nine months so what do I know?
     
  11. Craig Schulz

    Craig Schulz Midwest transplant, but taking root nicely....

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    I third Mumbles comment about having both. 90% of the time I fish a intermediate sink tip. It totally depends on the water depth, fly you are fishing and what you want to do, if you are fishing poppers definately a floater, but if you want a smooth consistent depth on the strip I don't think you can beat the intermediate tip. JMHO As for the type of line check the site there are several treads about it, I personally like the Airflo 40+
     
  12. Zissou Intern

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    Santa is bringing me SA clear intermediate sink tip AND Les Johnson's book.

    Thanks for the advice, gentlemen.
     
  13. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Santa must realize you've been very good to bring you that combination! Merry Christmas.
     
  14. NomDeTrout

    NomDeTrout Fly Guy Eat Pie

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    very cool. i just finished Les Johnson's book a few nights ago. Great easy read.
     
  15. Don Freeman

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    It depends on where you're fishing from. Off the beach the intermediate tip of your choice is most versatile. If Santa has brought you a boat, you'll do better with something that sinks. If you're in fast current like the South Sound, a line that sinks very fast. Some guys swear by a type 8, or use a running line with a wallet of tips.