Sinking Fly Line Techniques 101

constantly surprised to hear so many anglers consider sinking lines as ‘specialty’ items or even lines they’ve never used, this new video should be able to set things straight for the neophyte who wants to expand their fishing possibilities but, the well-seasoned sinker just might pick up a thing or two as well.

once passed the rather awkward intro… the always-pleasant-to-hear Simon Gawesworth and his Rio cohorts kick in with a whole bunch of  very good info and tips and trick that can make or brake your day at the lake when fishing below the surface. enjoy !

note: not that i mean any disrespect or anything but contrary to some of the explanations, there’s absolutely nothing new or revolutionary about density compensated sinking lines nor non-stretch cores or even the hang marker. as far as i know, it seems like its the first time these markers are factory made and good on them for doing this but its an old trick of the trade stillwater anglers have been making on their own for decades. however, what may be ‘revolutionary’ is producing a combination of these three elements at the factory. good job, i can’t wait to try one out.

5 thoughts on “Sinking Fly Line Techniques 101

  1. Thanks for this post – I will be experimenting with sinking lines in the river Thames when next season’s sea trout return… Hope sinkers will decrease my blank days especially when the sun is shining brightly!

    • with current(s) added to the sink rates and retrieves you’ll be dealing with a whole other dimension and it’s well worth it if/when the fish are hanging low. you’ll also get to experience the joy of snagging whole lines on bottom structure, enjoy ! :mrgreen:

  2. hey Mr B, glad you stopped by.
    i’ve spooked more fish with clear lines than any other way. they’re the devils work !

  3. “flylines without this core have about 30 percent stretch…”

    I hope I never come across a flyline which stretches 30(!) percent on a take….

    • hi Hans,
      i’m sure that percentage is a rough estimation but consider that what stretches the most is the leader and specially the finer parts of it so it doesn’t really matter…. :mrgreen:
      in fact, all this stretchyness gives us a good shock absorption so as far as i’m concerned it’s a good thing.
      the stretch vs non-stretch core issue is more a marketing thing than a practical one.

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