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amhacker22
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06/28/2018 05:37AM  
A guy in the fishing forum caught a really nice walleye with a sinking line and a jointed woolly bugger. I’m curious how many of you also run a similar set up. It seems like a great way to get to the deeper walleye, or even summer Lake Trout.

Has anyone else here had any luck targeting these species with this set up?

Also, do you think an 8 weight is a good size for the deeper and bigger Lake Trout?

Thanks!
 
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Quacker1
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07/08/2018 02:08PM  
8 wt rod should be plenty. I've used both a 5 and 7 wt.

I have only caught 1 walleye on a fly and it was on a sinking line in about 8 ft of water while I was fishing for SM. So I guess with my limited experience this set up works but the sinking line is much harder to case and manage, at least for me.
 
amhacker22
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07/10/2018 06:11AM  
Thanks!

I’ve got a reel with a full sink line and a spare spool with a sink tip. That should give me some options to see what, if anything, works. I’ll be sure to let you know how I do.

 
Driftless
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07/10/2018 08:21AM  
Yeah, sink tip lines work for trout and walleye. I have never targeted walleye on the fly, yet I seem to catch quite a few when fishing for trout and bass.
 
jeroldharter
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07/11/2018 10:12PM  
Full sink lines are a pain to cast. I have had luck catching walleyes with Rio Outbound with heavy sink tip, the heaviest you can get for your line weight. One back cast and a haul gets it out there. Four foot leader.
 
amhacker22
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07/23/2018 10:44AM  
I actually found a video that was pretty helpful. Walleyes on the Fly...

Its long, but it's fun to watch.
 
jeroldharter
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07/23/2018 11:06AM  
Good video, thanks.
 
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