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What line to use?

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I am new to fly fishing and I wondering if someone could tell me how I should decide whether to use a sinking line or floating line or wet or dry flies.

I am just a bit confused on how to choose what set-up to use in the different situations.

Any help would be very appreciated. Thank you.

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I would get a WF floating line to begin with. You can fish with dry flies, wet flies, nymphs, and streamers with it. Sinking lines and sink tip lines are a bit more difficult to manipulate so I'd wait until later down the road for that type line.

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I would get a WF floating line to begin with. You can fish with dry flies, wet flies, nymphs, and streamers with it. Sinking lines and sink tip lines are a bit more difficult to manipulate so I'd wait until later down the road for that type line.

What he said.

Fred

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I prefer a floating double taper (DT). When one end becomes unusable just respool it from the other end. Yes, both ends are tapered the same.

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I would get a WF floating line to begin with. You can fish with dry flies, wet flies, nymphs, and streamers with it. Sinking lines and sink tip lines are a bit more difficult to manipulate so I'd wait until later down the road for that type line.

What he said.

Fred

 

 

Ditto again.

 

Then by acclimation...

 

Once you get more accustomed to fly fishing you can use sink tips to get your fly down a little further (regular fly lines with a 5'-10' sinking portion) and Teeny-style sink tips (about 25' of sinking line and a floating or slower sinking running line to do get the fly down deeper and faster). Full Sinkers are really only effective if you're in a boat of some sort or have a stripping basket. The fast sink ones (class 4 or 5) are great for stripping streamers as they give the fly a more natural presentation. Intermediate/slow sink lines are great for choppy water so the waves don't mess with your line and fly.

 

But for the meantime cut your teeth with a floating line. Most fly fishing on rivers and streams can be done with a floating line anyways.

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