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Jmd123April 24th, 2016, 5:53 pm
Oscoda, MI

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Hey guys, I just loaded up a new reel with a sink tip type 6 line. I got this for dredging the depths of a local lake which holds bigger perch and trout than I have been catching, and I will be fishing it with dumbbell-eyed flies like KBFs and Woolly Buggers (maybe some nymphs too). What type and length of leader would be appropriate for fishing this rig? The lake is 38 feet deep at the deepest, and I would like to try to get down to perhaps 15 feet if possible to see if there are bigger fish hiding in the depths.

Any recommendations from the gang would be most appreciated!

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
RogueratApril 25th, 2016, 1:14 pm
Posts: 441
Jonathon-

I've been using Rio Versileaders to swing streamers for a while now, for $ 12-14 ea I can have a sink-tip that in the heavier versions will sink like a rock. What about their 12' 7 ips Versileader with flouro tippet to reach the 15' depths you need?

just a thought,

tight lines,

Roguerat

'Less is more...'

Ludwig Mies Vande Rohe
AfishinadoApril 25th, 2016, 2:36 pm
SE PA

Posts: 67
Hey guys, I just loaded up a new reel with a sink tip type 6 line. I got this for dredging the depths of a local lake which holds bigger perch and trout than I have been catching, and I will be fishing it with dumbbell-eyed flies like KBFs and Woolly Buggers (maybe some nymphs too). What type and length of leader would be appropriate for fishing this rig? The lake is 38 feet deep at the deepest, and I would like to try to get down to perhaps 15 feet if possible to see if there are bigger fish hiding in the depths.

Any recommendations from the gang would be most appreciated!

Jonathon


Straight mono or fluorocarbon 3' long +/-.

Longer leaders and/or tapered leaders cause the fly to ride up.

You can attach to your sinking line using a perfection or other loop knot.

Good luck catching the bigguns...

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