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:

    • 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.
      marc

leave a reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s