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: sinking line 5wt???

11-25-2006, 06:03 PM
Hey guys what grain wt sinking line should I order for a 5wt rod? I want the line on the bottom of what ever still water I am on. I would like it to sink fast.

thanks guys Greg

11-25-2006, 07:11 PM
How deep is the water you're going to be fishing? What kind of flies are you going to be using?

I have two Scientific Anglers sink tips and both cast like a dream. I'm a big fan of their lines!

11-25-2006, 08:37 PM
Hey, I would have to say the average depth is roughly 5ft around the shore line to 30 ft.
I read an interesting article By Skip Morris.(or his wife) he/she was writing about using floating nymph with a sinking line..dragging the sinking line around the bottom with the floating nymph hanging 3-4ft above. It sounded like it is worth a shot. I get frustrated when our waters warm and the trout hang deep.

I am confused as to wha grain wt would be appropriate for my 5wt rod.

Thanks Greg

11-25-2006, 11:46 PM
You should be looking for a 150-200 grain line. I'd lean towards the 150 if your rod is a softer action, and towards the 200 if it's a fast action.

There's two basic approaches to fishing the nymph. The first one is the way you describe. The second way is to not let the line touch the bottom Either can work depending on the mood of the fish. Instead of using a floating nymph, I use a small piece of wine bottle cork if I'm using the technique you describe.

When the trout are hanging deep, look for a drop off to find them.

11-28-2006, 06:30 AM
Thanks for the help. Where do you place the wine cork when using that tech? It sounds pretty cool.
I found an SA line called uniform sink it looks to be perfect.

again thanks for the help....this forum has helped me many times.. Thanks