Lost All MY Sink Tips

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  1. XP

    XP Active Member

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    What tips do you really need besides following? I don't think caught a steelhead on anything others than these but I'm open to suggestions.

    10ft t-8 MOW
    12ft t-11
    12ft t-14
    10 ft clear intermediate poly leader
     
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  2. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy sans caféine

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    12.5' t-11
    6' t-14
     
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    I've started to use the 5/5 T-14 MOW almost exclusively in the winter time. It's great for the head of runs where it feels more like "bobber water" but still gets the fly in the zone through the more typical swing sections. I tend to cast up stream, dead drift to get deep then swing around. Many grabs come right as the fly transitions into the swing. The tip works great for the soft insides and boulder gardens as well - though 12 ft of t-11 and t-14 definitely still have their place (especially in big broad runs).
     
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  4. JesseC

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    In the winter, I use 10 ft of t8,11,14,17,and now 22.

    And I have some lead worm weights.

    I like to get down.
     
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    XP Active Member

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    That extra 6 inches makes a huge difference haha
     
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    Good tip. I find it very hard to not bobber in prime bobber water though. #realtalk
     
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  7. Nick Smart

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    12 ft t-8
     
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    I use 15' tips in type III and VI. I have an VIII and various T* tips that I never use because I catch only rocks with them.
     
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    There is no such thing as prime bobber water when you're fly fishing.
     
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  10. golfman44

    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    12ft tapered mono
     
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    Zzzzzzzzzz
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    I mainly use 15' 109 gr. in sink 3 and 6. I do carry sink 8 and some various lengths of T-14 but I can't remember the last time I used them.
     
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    15' intermediate
    15' fast sink

    I use floating line and adjust leader length and fly weight to get down. add a intermediate if im not gtting down due to current speed or conditions. rarely use the fast sink unless i need to get down with unweighted flies or conditions dictate usaully due to current speed.
     
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