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    Default sink tip fly line for stripers

    I've been invited down to fly fish the Roanoke river this spring for stripers. We will be fishing from a boat and I was told that we will need a line that will sink at about 12" per second with the depth of river 15'. That being said I'm trying to figure out how to set up my 9 weight without having to buy another line. I have a old Stu apte 9 wt. multi tip fly line that I can use and would like some suggestions on what type of 30' head would work the best and not bust the bank (it's only going to be a 1 day trip) Thanks.

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    Look into Rio sink tips. Been awhile since I bought one but as I recall they were sold seperatly. I have an 800 grain and a 1000 grain. Obviously not your everyday sink tips but I needed them for something special. For your rod and conditions, I'd say a 350 grain would suffice.
    John Yank

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    John
    Thanks for the reply.... Here what's really strange - right after I posted I decided on which flies I was going make .... A yank-assassin in chartreuse ....now I think I'll just go buy a lottery ticket.

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    Many Striped Bass have made the mistake of eating a "Yank's Assassin" off the Indian River, North jetty and Coast Gaurd station area. About 5 inches long should do it.
    John Yank

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    John, I tied several of them at Lefty Kreh's Tiefest last Saturday, they got alot of attention, gave you due credit.

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    Thanks Capt frank. Post up a pic. Love to see how you did. I won't be hard on ya, I promise, well sort of, well, maybe a little hard. The trick with the Assassin Frank, is a very twitch, twitch erratic retrieve, close to structure or the bottom. They need that short pause to blow out and wriggle. I alternate between 1 or 2 or 3 twitches at a time. DEADLY!
    Seriously though, post a pic.
    John Yank

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