A rookies log.

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  1. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    I answered my own question by going back a couple pages and looked at salmo_g's comment on page 3. Okay this is what I am going to do.
     
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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Okay so now I need help figuring out the order of operations here. Do I want to run floating line, then sink tip, then mono leader, then fly, or can I just run floating line, sink tip, tippet material, then fly?
     
  3. Do u mean poly leader?

    1. Floating fly line 2. Sink tip (a fast sinking poly leader can act as ur sink tip) 3. Tippet whether mono or fluro 2-6 feet. 4. Fly
     
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    cuponoodle breakfast la flama blanca

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    When running a sink tip (or poly leader equivalent) your mono leader doesn't need to be anything fancy. Put 4-5' of 8 or 10lb test on with a weighted woolly bugger of your color choice. Then fish it slowly, methodically, and patiently.
     
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    You rock dude. Oh thanks for the pm
     
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    Thanks man you appear to be cooler than even bassturds
     
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    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    I assume your fly line has a loop at the end, yes?

    1) Loop to loop your poly leader onto your fly line.
    2) At the end of your poly leader, tie a double surgeons loop if there is not a loop already (or perfection loop, but surgeons are stronger)
    3) Now you can just tie 4-6 or whatever feet of tippet material you want (in another loop to loop) to your poly leader and start fishing. Your poly leader will last a lot longer since you never have to cut it as you can just undo the loop to loop on your tippet material and throw on more tippet.

    So to recap from reel to the tippet: Backing -- Fly Line -- Loop to loop -- PolyLeader -- Loop to loop -- tippet -- fly

    If someone corrects me on this please listen to them since I am new to this too but I was just asking the same questions you were a month or so ago and this is what I came up with. My rig seems solid with this setup.

    If you want to noob it up together on the sky someday let me know. Just finished my CFA exam so its time to fish.
     
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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Sounds good. What is the cfa exam.
     


  9. theres some info on the double haul, also the reds fly shop has a pretty good channel for beginner, and advanced tips for fly fishing.They talk about everthing from swing for steel, to nymph dropper, and dry tactics.
     
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    Daniel,

    A 4' leader off your sink tip is just fine, at least until low super clear water happens later in the summer. The double or triple surgeon's loops I tie in leader material suck for strength, don't know why. So I put 1' of 12 or 15# Maxima on the end of my sink tip, then add 3' of 10# Maxima Ultra-green leader.

    Sorry about having to cut up your $75 line. I avoid that problem by buying cheaper fly lines. SA Air Cell Supreme is only $30. You could buy a perfectly satisfactory line from Hook & Hackle or Allen Fishing for about that price and save your $75 line for strictly floating line applications if you haven't cut it already.

    Sg
     
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    Okay so before I cut my GPX line I decided to take a trip over to Pacific FlyFishers in Millcreek, to pick there brain and pick up a few flies. I talked to Joe there about my line issue and he asked how much tippet I was putting on the front of my poly leader. After I told him that I had about 9 feet of tippet in front of the 9 foot poly leader, he seemed to be struggling not to laugh directly at me. LOL. So now I understand as per Joe's advice that the max amount of tippet I want in front of my poly leader is at most 2 feet. I just got done doing some practice casts and my original casting problem is all gone. We also went out back so he could see me cast and he said that I casted surprisingly well.
     
  12. All good guys at pacific fly fishers one can never go wrong shopping there
     
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    So I am thinking about heading out Thursday if everything works out. Anyone is free to join.
     
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    I certainly hope so. I never want to master this sport.
     
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