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Old 03-02-2007, 01:49 AM
Randall Randall is offline
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Default Gettin' Down..... Sink tips

I would like to come up with a sink tip rig to fish for white bass on the Cumberland River below Cheatham Dam. Typically, my father and I spin fish throwing a 1/4 oz jig/sassy shad to the bank bouncing it slowly along the bottom (4-8ft deep) while drifting down stream. We are usually casting inside of 40ft or so and the water is fairly swift. The trick seems to be a slow reteive near the bottom. This spring I want to try my 8wt, but I'm not familiar with sink tips. I need something to drop a fly as fast as a 1/4oz jig would in about 8ft of water. Any recommendations? Thanks!
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Old 03-02-2007, 12:07 PM
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Hey Randall, I've got a sinking line on my 8wt reel. I believe its a 250 or 300 grain. about 6 inch per sec.
Give me a call or PM and you can borrow the reel for your next trip up to your Dads. I won't need it for awhile.
We need to get together again soon to make up for our last outting on that COLD, WINDY Sat. awhile back.
P.S. How is the trip planning going?
Gary
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Old 03-02-2007, 07:10 PM
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It's kind of hard to say without knowing what the cfs is and all that. But, Gary's advice is good on the 250-300 grain lines. I'd lean a little more towards the 300. If you're fishing these flies on or near the bottom with a slow retrieve then I would consider a floating line and split shot as well. The problem with sink-tips is the they will sink and wrap structure on the bottom. If the bottom is mostly uniform where you'll be fishing then this will be less of a problem. If the fly doesn't have to be moved that much and there's a lot of structure then I'd go with floating line. 4-8ft depths aren't really that hard to reach on a dead drift.
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:37 PM
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Thanks! This will be a good starting point. I'll check the cfs this year. Some of our best days have been when they have the gates raised a bit and are generating. I am really looking forward to trying this.

Gary: I'll get in touch with you very soon about the reel and the raincheck.
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Old 03-31-2007, 01:00 PM
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If you fish a Clouser or Zonker you will have some weight on the end as well. Let us hear how it works out.
Best,
John
Gary you want to take a canoe down the Little Pigeon, or Lower Abrams, or Little River, (or take your pick!) give me a call.
Best,
John
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Old 03-31-2007, 06:17 PM
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Thumbs up Hey, Rusty!

What do you think about an intermediate sinking line with a slightly weighted streamer for this situation? That set-up worked great for me last fall on the SoHo and Clinch. BTW, when you coming up to give me some coaching on streamer fishing? The drift boat will be ready when you get here!

Phil
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