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Old 05-17-2017, 06:10 PM   #1
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Sinking line?

Trolling nymphs, streamers, wooly buggers on brook trout ponds nex week having given up this week on LCWabblers. Do you recommend sinking or intermediate line for next week time period neither of which I own. I have access to sinking leader, which I could put on floating line if that is an option? Thanks.
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:48 PM   #2
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It depends upon the pond and where the food is.....
Ideally you should own both a dry and a wet line. That would allow you to make the choice once you see where the fish are feeding.

Depending on the time of day and where you are fishing, at this time of year the fish are going to be closer to the top.

With a wet line you can control the fly depth with your trolling speed. To a lesser extent you may do the same trolling a dry line.
In a pinch you can weight the flies or the line.
That said, if you fish early and late you should be OK with a dry line and a good long sinking leader.
If the fish are deep, you are not going to enjoy much success.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:56 AM   #3
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hats off to you on giving up the wabblers! Dont get me wrong, GREAT way to catch fish, however the kill rate on those things is astronomical. Before I went all fly fishing on still waters I would try a number of different things to prevent deep hooking fish and its just impossible.

I would recommend spending the money on a good intermediate, and going with the $40 rio sinking line. I think the conditions that warrant me using my intermediate are also the conditions that require me to be more precise with my casts/retrieves etc... and the sinking line situations are a little different where that isnt as required. just my 2 cents, but we're all different.
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:10 PM   #4
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You could also try a fly behind a LCW, instead of a worm. Crimping the barb will also make C&R easier.
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:42 PM   #5
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I did try a double streamer behind the LCW but lost it on a snag. A local sporting goods store suggests them for artificial waters only where worms are not allowed.
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:21 PM   #6
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Whoa, hold the phone. Are worms now considered a baitfish?!?!
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:55 PM   #7
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Was told at fly fishing store that waters listing artificial lures only means no worms. He was referencing a pond near Bolton as an example.
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:24 PM   #9
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This is floating vs sinking?
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:24 PM   #10
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Ok. That makes sense then. That is different than waters where baitfish are prohibited.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:32 AM   #11
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That clarification was needed? haha just bustin balls, just funny because it's kind of obvious.

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Was told at fly fishing store that waters listing artificial lures only means no worms. He was referencing a pond near Bolton as an example.
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