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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-12-2010, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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MOW Tips! How they work?

Hey All,

Hope Im not betting a dead horse here. I was wondering how these tips work?

I get why they were constructed but I would like to know how the float/sink tip ratio works in different water depths and senerios.

Am I right in assuming that the shorter the float tip and longer the sink tip the line is going to sink deeper. Sorry for the elementary questions. I assume this is correct.

I run a 475 Skagit rig right now and fish the Pere Marquette for steel mostly in the fall an winter. I will also fish the B Man and MO. Any recommendations from local Michiganders to what MOW tips I should have in my arsenal?

BTW, I have been currently running around 10' of straight T-14.

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Your assumption about the shorter floating section and longer sinking section is correct. So if your successfully using a 10' piece of T-14 I can't see you going to a MOW tip with a shorter piece of T-14, everything else being equal.

The idea is all your sinktips weigh the same and are the same length for consistent casting.

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How you get the line out and fishing is personal preference so as long as it works and is easy no one should care but the caster. MSB
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Thanks Poppy. I figured you would chime in. Hows the Clearwater Fishing this summer?
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Yea man...I've bet on my share of dead horses too. :-)

Re: mows shorter section of T-14......... higher in the column/same stroke.
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higher in the column/same stroke.
Nice description

As to the Clearwater, the water's running West and the fish are swimming East so things are good.

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As to the Clearwater, the water's running West and the fish are swimming East so things are good.
That is fhecking awesome...

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If you are running 10' of T-14 now and want to go deeper but maintain the same 10' length of MOW you can go to T-19. You would have to experiment with the appropriate lengths of the floating and the T-19 to achieve the desired depth.
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Pardon my ignorance; what does MOW mean?
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Mows

I believe created by the 3 mowsketeers...McCune/O'Donnell/Ward
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