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So I got this sinking tip included with a used reel and I have no idea what this is?

It came from a single handed rod/reel.
Reel weight was 7/8/9.
Length of the tip: 15'
Weight of the tip: 5 grams
Has loops welded on both ends so that means factory tip.
White tubing on one loop.
Feels lighter than my T8 sinking tip but heavier than my sinking poly leader.

Any ideas ?
 

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It weighs approximately 77 grains if I applied the formula correctly. At 15 feet, that's about 5 grains per foot; probably a T-6 tip. It could be one someone else built and welded tips on, however and that's not unheard of.
 

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I know the tips that came with my Rio versitip line looked like that. Mine were 95gr each so yours might be the 5 or 6wt version (1 gram = 15.4324 grains)? although they also were color coded and I don't recall seeing white in there. I think I also have a couple of 15' versileaders that I had purchased separately as well. I'll double-check, but I think one of them was white. might be worth checking out Rio's color coding scheme.

or, what Steve said.
 

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I just went through this a bit with a tip wallet I've had for quite some time. I simply filled a container with about 12 inches of water and dropped two tips at a time in it comparing their actual sink rate. I had more than enough tips that were known for comparison, so I was able to figure out what the few unknowns were.
 

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Look at the tip. Does it have a few white bands on it. It's been so long since I used my Versi-tip from Rio I forgot what each band meant.
From most mfgrs.; wide bands = 5, narrow bands = l.
 
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