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Old 11-01-2007, 08:55 AM
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In terms of lake fishing, you typically use a density compensating full sink. What that means is that while the entire line sinks, the front portion of the line sinks quicker then the back. The issue to resolve by doing this is taking the hinge out of your line so that you have better contact with your fly when fishing subsurface. That being said, there are times when a sink tip with a floater is a better option. Mainly when you are trying to imitate insects swimming to the surface to emerge. I have used this type of line successfully during hexagenia hatches on local lakes. However, I know folks who simply use their floating line and a long leader and have similar success.
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