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hexfli

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  1. Try a full Sinker. What are you looking to use the sink tip for. The great thing about a full sink line vs a sink-tip is that as you retrieve your fly it stays flat or aims downward in the water column, a natural movement for prey. A sink tip on the other hand tends to rise in the water column, not a natural movement for prey.

     

    Plus the full sinker casts with out that hinge that haunts all the sink tips.

     

     


  2. I would assume it will be alot like fishing the surf here on the Great Lakes. I would start with a sinking line, not to fast though. I would look at smelt/shiner patterns in the 3-6 in range. You will probably have to experiment with depths and speed of retrieves depending on the conditons. Look for streams running into the lake and fish the breaks.

     

    Hope this helps


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    do you notice a difference with the dumbell eyes helping get the fly to the bottom?

     

    I like the dumb bell eyes to get the fly down and give it a little bit more of a erratic action. I have some of them tied without the eyes and they fish fine, I keep them around for shallower water.

     

     

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