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Old 06-27-2004, 02:28 PM
Nooksack Mac Nooksack Mac is offline
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The first sinking lines to hit the market were full-sinkers, such as the Sci. Anglers Wet Cel. A lot of us tried them in stream fishing, and immediately discovered that typical stream currents pulled an increasingly large belly into the line, which was hard to control by mending, since it was all underwater. I suspect that the first floating belly/sinking tip line was spliced and tried immediately. That floating belly makes it so much easier to mend, and therefore, to control the fly's behavior underwater. Sinking lines are at their best in lakes and saltwater (even though ocean currents can present their own problems).
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