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6wt using rio sink tips for an 8wt
« on: September 13, 2011, 03:00:42 PM »

Hi I have a 6wt sage that i want to use for pinks and the only sink tips i have are for my 8wt loomis so i was wondering if i could use them on the 6wt.
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Re: 6wt using rio sink tips for an 8wt
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2011, 04:03:19 PM »

I was talking to the guys in freds the other day about different sink tips for my 6wt and they recommended an 8wt tip would be better for the rod i have since it is stiffer,
 so i can't see why you wouldnt be able to either.
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Re: 6wt using rio sink tips for an 8wt
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2011, 04:23:54 PM »

You don't need long or delicate casts for pinks so you will be fine.

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Re: 6wt using rio sink tips for an 8wt
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2011, 12:35:06 PM »

the tips are just a heavier grain weight and provided your 6wt isnt an overly soft rod then you wont notice any problems casting just the heavier tips on your line. I have a home made 8wt sink tip i use on my 5wt when targeting pinks and it casts very well and very far and there is no issues

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Re: 6wt using rio sink tips for an 8wt
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2011, 05:52:17 AM »

 I have a fast action Sage 6wt that I often borrow tips from my 8wt versitip to use on without problem.
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Re: 6wt using rio sink tips for an 8wt
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2011, 07:03:37 PM »

Hi I have a 6wt sage that i want to use for pinks and the only sink tips i have are for my 8wt loomis so i was wondering if i could use them on the 6wt.

Floating line, longer leader and weighted flies will work fine. Don't need to use sinking lines for them unless you are trying to hook them in really fast water?
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