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  1. #11
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    I dont use degrease'r/ sinkent at all and catch my fair share of fish.
    Knowledge is Power

    "The nice thing about getting old, is that you realize what a madhouse it all is. Instead of a young person's view, which is that the world must be sane, with occasional pockets of insanity, you come around to my position, in which the world seems to be a complete madhouse - with occasional pockets of sanity" (John Cleese 1988)

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    Hi, many thanks for all the advice and opinions.

    Its all very much appreciated and thanks for taking the time to reply to my question.

    Woodsman

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    Hard to tell whether your asking about still or moving water. In fast moving water with a drifted dry fly i dont think you need to sink it< i also think your adding to the chance of drag if the fly line is down in water moving a different pace from the surface, ( and this doesn't have to be very far down). And dont worry too much about them seeing your line, if they can make out a tail wisk they can make out some tippet material.

    In calmer/still water Madjonis sugestion of a small ring to just pull it under, Or I use a tiny size 20 nymph on dropper about 3' up from the dry fly, adds to the confidence ( mine) wether it makes any difference to the catch rate is doubtful though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsman View Post
    Hi, many thanks for all the advice and opinions.

    Its all very much appreciated and thanks for taking the time to reply to my question.

    Woodsman
    I bet your still just as confused though eh?

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    sink the leader from the fly to about a foot or less (depending on the size of you leader) up the line then make the rest of it float

    gl james

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    I haven't got much experiance flyfishing and all its fine details but one thing I find helps is if you use flourocarbon it sinks itself but doesn't normally take the fly down too quick for me. Have found if this is the case using a small amount of floatant on the florocarbon well away from the fly stops it sinking it.

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    Fifteen replies and only fifteen opinions!!!!!

    This lark is getting easier.................



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    Quote Originally Posted by Acid House View Post
    Fifteen replies and only fifteen opinions!!!!!

    This lark is getting easier.................


    It just goes to show the variety of options, The OP should have said ( like many before him) still water or moving.
    The more you read confusions and differing opinions on here the more you realise it comes from the difference between managing the two disciplines.
    Last edited by Former member 2; 01-07-2010 at 08:56 PM.

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    Mind you, seeing as the actual question was "should I ALWAYS sink my leader", the answers seems to be "no", or rather "no you don't always have to"

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    So in brief

    Aways try to sink a portion of your line.

    Only sink the bit closest to the fly.

    Never sink any

    and

    Sink the lot.

    I love this sport......................



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