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Old 08-04-2006, 02:16 PM
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Quick Line question

Hi guys,

I'm going to be in Aruba in early October with my company....I know its not the best spot in the world but I'm told you can get some fish (Bones). I have a warm water floating line....but do I also need a sinking?

Any recomendations would great.

Thanks and tight lines,

J
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Old 08-06-2006, 11:35 PM
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Nope. Hope you have a terrific trip.
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Old 08-07-2006, 09:33 AM
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In Aruba most of the fishing I do is sight casting. When you try to spot bones you'll be fishing in water less then 3 ft deep. The big advantage of a floating lin is that you can easily recast a fly if the fish changes direction. A sinking line underneath the water gives a lot of resistance and noise. Also a floating line stays clear of the rocks and the corals.
Still I can imagine it to be handy having a sinking line with you. Not all places are shallow and not everywhere you will be sightcasting. If you're going to a pure white sand beach like Eagle beach for instance, the water will run to about 4 or 5 feet just a couple of feet from shore and it will go to 8 or 10 feet within casting reach. If oyu stand there early in the morning or after sunset blindcasting from the beach and stripping back can be a technique. For this way of fishing I think a sinking line would be better. Myself I try to adjust to deeper parts of the water with a longer leader. If the water would be 8 ft deep I tie a longer leader or make my tippet longer. For 8 ft of water a leader of about 12ft will do much better then a regular one of 9ft.

Good luck!
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Old 08-07-2006, 10:08 AM
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Thanks

Thanks for the good advice......I think I will bring a sinking as well.

Also will bring some wire....from other readings it seems that you can find baracuda with a popper for some fun.

I think I can get out on 3-4 days when I'm there...so hopefully I can post a pic or two.

I was there 5 years ago around new years (very good time).....went out on a charter...caught a white marlin about 90-100lbs.....and a 50-60 lb wahoo.....but it was all trolling and quite boring...So, I'm looking forward to just walking/wading around the shore line. I was going to bring an assortment of flies.

Thanks again

J
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