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#1 jalberts1

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 09:13 AM

Anyone here build your own sink tips? If so any suggestions on what material you prefer and how to get started? Thanks

#2 SilverCreek

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 10:07 AM

Read my posts below:

 

http://www.theflyfis...html#post646642

 

http://www.theflyfis...html#post655006

 

http://www.theflyfis...html#post716132

 

Make your own braided loop connectors using the method below.

 

Getting Looped | Dan Blanton » Fly Fishing Resources

 

If you want to make your own braided loop connectors, you need to buy the braided mono before it is no longer available.

 

http://www.johnnyspo...nning-line.html


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Posted 06 October 2017 - 12:34 PM

Thank you very much! Very helpful

#4 whatfly

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 02:07 PM

Or just buy either a Airflo Polyleader, or Rio Versileader.  Much easier and even affordable, if all you need is a sinktip for trout.  The whole 'braided loop' process is rmore useful when constructing shooting heads.  You will however find that an integrated line is much more pleasurable to  cast than either solution outlined.



#5 SilverCreek

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 03:14 PM



Or just buy either a Airflo Polyleader, or Rio Versileader.  Much easier and even affordable, if all you need is a sinktip for trout.  The whole 'braided loop' process is rmore useful when constructing shooting heads.  You will however find that an integrated line is much more pleasurable to  cast than either solution outlined.

 

That is true BUT with various lengths of versileaders or DIY sink tips, you do not need to carry spare reel spools filled with the sink tip lines. I Just carry the lengths of DIY sink tips in zip lock bags in a vest pocket, 


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#6 spiralspey

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 04:42 PM

I've built lots of sink tips for both single handers and two handed rods. I like the airflo tungsten tip material. The T-7 weighs 7 grains per foot and sinks at 7 inches per second, T-10 weighs 10 grains per foot and sinks at 8 inches per second, and T-14 weighs 14 grains per foot and sinks at 9.5 inches per second. I like the airflo stuff because you can easily weld loops or just fold over and secure a loop with a nail knot of mono, no braided mono loops are required. Most west coast shops that deal with spey gear will sell it by the foot, too, so you don't have to buy a whole spool. Just buy maybe 20 feet, cut it into lengths you want, put loops in both ends, and you're ready to go. You can even loop several shorter sections together to make a longer tip if you need to.

For skagit heads I usually use 7 or 10 foot lengths depending on the setup I'm using. I don't like to use tips on standard single hand lines unless the tips are really short or I cut the tip of my line back a ways. SH lines are not designed to turn over all that mass, you can do do it, but it ain't pretty or fun.