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Old 21-11-2016, 04:42 PM
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Never used a sink tip, is there much advantage over a slow inter and what would be a happy medium length of sinking tip for a ressie with a 14' average, depth, I realise a lot can depend on where the fish are feeding but could only really have room for one.

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Never used a sink tip, is there much advantage over a slow inter and what would be a happy medium length of sinking tip for a ressie with a 14' average, depth, I realise a lot can depend on where the fish are feeding but could only really have room for one.

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My understanding of how most folk use a sink tip these days is to "hang" the flies just below the surface as with the washing line method.
A buoyant fly on the point holds your leader up at one end and the floating section of the sink tip keeps it up at the other allowing a couple of dropper flies to dangle just below the surface.
Can be deadly with buzzers/nymphs when the fish are "nymphing" or "finning" as some folk call it.
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The problem with the sort of advice that comes across with this sort of question is that it generates a load of answers along the lines of, "so & so's line - brilliant" "best of the lot," "wouldn't fish with anything else."

Great you think. But it is only great if they have actually fished with every line that advice is being sought for and for at least a season so that their advice becomes a lot more objective and a load less subjective.

There might be a lot of suggestions for a line at 25 say, but it might last less than half as long as one at 50, so does not represent good value for money.
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Old 21-11-2016, 05:27 PM
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The problem with the sort of advice that comes across with this sort of question is that it generates a load of answers along the lines of, "so & so's line - brilliant" "best of the lot," "wouldn't fish with anything else."

Great you think. But it is only great if they have actually fished with every line that advice is being sought for and for at least a season so that their advice becomes a lot more objective and a load less subjective.

There might be a lot of suggestions for a line at 25 say, but it might last less than half as long as one at 50, so does not represent good value for money.
Sorry Bob that might have read a bit misleading, it was the length of sinktip I was thinking about and not brand of line.
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I got Mr Trout to make me up some Fluro tapered leaders 3 and 5 feet.

I just loop to loop them to a floating line when I feel a sink/midge tips would be the right choice and away you go. And you can easily vary the depth

Find they work well to slow down the drift of the line.
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I too would be interested to no is there any more or less benifit of using a slow intermediate to a midge tip line. I was tempted to get an intermediate in the near future but am now curious

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My post was not specifically aimed at you Lee, so apologies if it came over that way.

Nevertheless the point is a valid one. If anyone going to give serious advice on any given major item of tackle then make sure that all the alternatives have been thoroughly tested so that the advice is objective.
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