Who makes the best sink tips?

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  1. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    I am frustrated that I only get a season out of my Rio "in touch" tips. The outer layer cracks and they hinge.

    This has happened on all four of my type III and type VI. I've had to replace them each year, the last two years.

    Looking for another option. I use the 15' tips.
     
  2. Stuart_Stringer

    Stuart_Stringer Active Member

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    Rio lines cracking... you don't say!
     
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    Salmo_g Well-Known Member

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    I think all sink tips crack and break on the coating. I have Rio and Air Flo, and I have to periodically cut off the factory loop and whip finish a new loop and re-do the tip to leader connection.
     
  4. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    I've had good luck with the Airflo tips on my multi-tip single hander lines.
    I believe they are 12' long though.
    SF
     
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    Airflo's 8/9 replacement tips are 14' and the 9/10 & 10/11 are 15' long. These are the tips that were offered with the original delta multi-tip spey lines. I use them frequently and haven't had problems with them wearing out but they do tend to get damaged if you're dragging them along the bottom. Best tips I'm aware of.
     
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    gonna be ordering and trying the airflo flo tips when im back
     
  7. Kfish

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    I have Airflo system, not a hardcore steelheader by any means but they are great, stood up to all my bad castings so far.
     
  8. golfman44

    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Tie loops on both ends of a 2inch section of 30lb maxima. Attach this to your sink tip and attach your tippet to the other loop in the maxima. Your sink tip loops will last much longer.
     
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  9. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Ill try that G'mang!

    I may be just fishing the balls off of them. I use the type VI's for boobies in the lakes, and the III's for steelhead and river trout/bull fishing. They are fishing about 100 days in a year total.
     
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    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    So roughly 25x more than the average WFF Steelhead sub poster.
     
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    I am much happier with monofilament core than that nylon shit.
     
  12. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    100 days per year shouldn't be killing your lines.....unfortunately that amount of use time or less before failures is becoming all to common with some manufacturers.
    SF
     
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    _WW_ Geriatric Skagit Swinger

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    When I fished every week I would go through a couple tips in the summer and a couple in the winter. Running lines were even more fragile but I could turn them around and get more time on them. Cost of doing business.
     
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    I fish the Skeena system about 2 months a year for steelhead September- Octoberish. Have never used a tip. Man-up and you won't have this problem.
     
  15. JonT

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    Sounds like steelhead just flock to your enormous penis.
     
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