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Old 12-24-2006, 09:48 AM
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I'm still new at fly fishing, question. I'm gonna try wet flies this comming year. Can I still use my floating line an let the wet fly sink on a fairly long leader? Or shoud I get a sinking line.
I want to fish for bass but the places that I go to has lots of bass but of course has lots of stumps and logs deep, I just want to try and stay above that stuff. sort of a deeper subsurface wet fly.

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Old 12-24-2006, 10:49 AM
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That will work very well. In fact hit the pond early and late and the fish will be prone to surface attacks on floating flies too.
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Old 12-24-2006, 08:57 PM
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How deep is the water?

I rarely use a sinking line for bass fishing or any kind. It tends to get the fly hung up on weeds, stumps, etc.
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Flier....I use a 7 1/2 foot leader... if I have to go deeper than that I use a sink tip that can be connected to my floating line by loop to loop....It makes a little tougher to cast but it will get your fly deeper....J.Hightower
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:07 PM
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thanks guys

thanks guys. can't wait till spring
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