Story: Freshwater fishing

Sinking fly lines

Sinking fly lines

Trout eat around 90% of their food below the surface. Fly fishers targeting lakes can choose from an array of different sinking lines to get their fly down to where they think the fish are feeding. Weight is incorporated into the line so it sinks at a certain rate.

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Carl Walrond, 'Freshwater fishing - Fly fishing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/diagram/18277/sinking-fly-lines (accessed 22 November 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008