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The article on Lake Perris is in Southwest Fly Fishing magazine
To buy it online, go to www.matchthehatch.com and click on Southwest, then shop, then back issues
I would appreciate that link very much...
I use an intermediate (not sink tip) line. The whole line sinks at a constant rate, so the line stays pretty straight. If you add a bit of weight to the fly (I wrap some lead wire to the hook when I'm tying it) you can get the fly to sink pretty deep.
My favorite intermediate line is the Cortland Clear Camo. It's a clear intermediate line that sinks at about 1.5 inches per second.
For Lake Perris I use a tapered fluorocarbon leader, chop a litle off the end, then tie on about 4 to 5 feet of fluorocarbon tippet. With all the submerged vegetation I usually don't go below 8 pound tippet. My leader is usually about 12 feet long. Lately I've been fishing with a 6 weight rod.
I wrote an article a few years back for Southwest Fly Fishing magazine with tips and techniques for fly fishing Lake Perris. If you're interested I can send you a link.
Thank you for your reply.
Do you use a tapered leader or just a short piece of mono/Fluro?
I have had issues in the past with hinging and detecting bites, whnb using an intermediate sink tip.
Do you have a favourite manufacturer. Mine are Orvis but they are a few years old, so I am considering switching them out. I hear they have made big improvements in recent years with the new sink tips lines.
Got get my tube out. The old legs aint what they used to be though, so I have to keep it pretty close to where I launch.
Thanks again for the courtesy of your reply.
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