Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: All Rivers flowing into Georgian Bay
I have welded loops on all my sink tips, so I prefer to protect them as best I can.
Therefore I use a 12" section of either 25lb or 30lb Maxima mono. It's looped on both sides and I add a 2ft to 3ft section of tippet. The tippet is dependent on fly size. Smaller flies usually get 8lb tippet and bigger flies can get 12lb tippet.
When using high density tips and unweighted flies, keep your leader/tippet length to a minimum, no more than 4ft. The longer the tippet, the greater the chances of your fly fishing higher than your tip. It's redundant using a high density tip while attaching a long leader.
Along with leader length, you should consider flies that sink and stay sunk. There is more to designing a sunk fly than adding weight.
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