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Sink rates

Fly line sink rates

This table shows the different sinking line densities, their sinking rate and usage. It also lists a selecetion of the most common brands and places their different types of lines in the spectrum of sink rates. Read the article.

Sinking distance per second
Counting 20 will give you
Purpose
Teeny T-series
Scientific Anglers
SA Deep Water Express
Cortland
Cortland Lead Core
Airflo
"
cm
'
m
'
Neutral
  2,5

½

Fishing just under the surface in slow running or still water
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Type #1 slow
 
 
Slow sinking
 
5,0
3
1
3
Slowly sinking in still water or fishing under the surface in running water
Type #1 Slow
 
 
 
 
DI-2 Slow Sink
2
 
 
   
 
I
 
 
 
 
 
7,5
5

5
Finding middle water in still water or just sinking in running water
 
 
 
Type #2 Fast
 
 
3
 
 
 
 
Type #2 Fast
II
 
 
 
DI-3 Fast Sink
Sinking
 
10,0
7
2
6
Going towards the bottom in still water, finding middle water in medium fast streams
 
 
 
Type #3 Extra Fast
 
 
4
 
 
 
 
Type #3 Extra Fast
 
 
 
 
 
 
12,5


8
Reaching the bottom in shallow water, sinking in running water
 
 
 
Type #4 Super Sinker
 
 
5
 
 
 
 
Type #4 Super Sinker
III
 
 
 
DI-5 Super Fast Sink
Fast sinking
 
15,0
10
3
10
Reaching the bottom in deeper water, sinking fast in running water
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
 
 
 
 
Type #5 Super Fast
IV
 
Type #5 Super Fast
 
DI-6 Ultra Fast Sink
 
17,5
12

11
 
V
 
 
 
 
7
 
 
 
 
Type #6 Extra Super Sinker
 
 
Type #6 Extra Super Sinker
 
DI-7 Ultimate Fast Sink
 
20,0
13
4
12
 
 
550 grains
 
Kerboom Green 450 Grains
 
Ultra fast sinking
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LC 13
 
 
22,5
15

13
Going really deep or fishing the bottom in fast running water
 
 
700 grains
 
 
 
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25,0
17
5
15
Going really deep fast, typically in currents in salt water or extremely fast water
 
 
850 grains
 
 
 
10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kerboom Red 550 Grains
 
Explanations
' - feet
m - meters
" - inches
cm - centimeters

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User comments
From: Iuliana Danaila · iuliana_6·at·hotmail.com  Link
Submitted April 18th 2008

Hi,

Is somebody there that know from where can I buy DI-7 Ultimate Fast Sink. I will apprerciate if you can email me.

Thank you!



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