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MartinsMarch 9th, 2016, 11:57 am
Coosbay or

Posts: 3
couldn't wait any longer for spring. took out my 2wt to the local lake to fish for bows. fish are there but they are deep, 12ft. or so.can't find sinking line for a 2 wt. any ideas, besides going to a larger rod system
Martin s.
WbranchMarch 11th, 2016, 5:44 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2483
You can buy lead core sink tips with loops on either end. Loop one end to the end of your fly line and tie a Perfection loop a piece of tippet and loop it to the other loop.

If you don't like the idea of lead core you could always buy a cheap level sinking line and whip finish a loop on either end and use it as mentioned above.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
MartinsMarch 13th, 2016, 11:02 am
Coosbay or

Posts: 3
thanks for your reply, I have sinking tips, they cast great with my 5 & 7wt, but seem to be to overburdening for my 2 wt. to cast affectively. But it dose the job when trolling from a boat. It seems that if casting is going to be my objective, than a heavier rod will have to do. Sadly it isn't near as enjoyable as targeting fish with an ultra lite.
Martin s.
WbranchMarch 13th, 2016, 2:11 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2483
I have another idea and don't know why I didn't think of it before - buy a couple of those Rio Versi leaders. They come in different lengths and weights so I'd bet you could find a combination that will work for your light rod setup. Worst case you might have to recognize the #2 is just too light and go to a #4 which I would still consider a very light rod.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
StokesMarch 15th, 2016, 8:21 pm
Columbia county,NY

Posts: 76
Can you find a 3 wt line with a sinking tip? Might work with the 2 wt rod.
MartinsMarch 16th, 2016, 11:37 am
Coosbay or

Posts: 3
thanks guys for your thoughts, ill check with orvis on a #3 weight forward, but there isn't a lot of options for a #2. its designed for dry flies. I enjoy its feel so much that I tend to push its limitations. thanks again and fish on.....

Martin s.

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