Compared the sink 3 tip with a mates Rio Versitip - guess what, they’re the same, colour, loop etc.
May be useful when needing new tips assuming they’re v similar or same profile.
Don't go anywhere where you need to rely on this without checking first. I asked James Chalmers (Gaelforce) whether they were the same and he said not as the profile of his line is different from the Rio line - unless of course Rio have since copied his line
was looking for a thread on this - great advice. So on 14ft Rod with a 15ft tip sensible to go something like 5ft polyleader and 5-7 ft nylon to fly?I'm a great believer in the modern shooting head multi tips and use them a lot.Now on all of them to a one whichever 15ft tip is in place I always fit at least a 5ft polytip(coupled to 5ft of tippet material) of a similar sink rate or faster.It helps the castability and presentation no end, it will also open out the usefulness and versatility of the line too!.
If I'm fishing big rivers I'd change the 5ft poly. for a 10ft one, same thinking applies as to sink rate.It won't make any difference to the casting of the line as such, in fact it usually helps as you'll get a better anchor and better final presentation.
I use the same methodology for my Guideline DDC Connect Multi tips and my Rio SSVT(albeit that utilises 10ft tips),I also do the same with a Quick Spey multi tip full line on occasion.
I treat any multi tip head in the same way as any other normal one piece head in that I aim for an overall leader length close to that of the rod whilst maintaining the sink rate close to the flee.
I find it works very well ,almost to the point where I prefer such a set up over a full sinking head and poly that I'd normally use to fish a well sunk flee.
I came to the conclusion some time ago short very fast sinking tips aren't allways good for presentation or hooking, a slower longer curve between floating body and the flee is much better.Also its far more likely that the flee is down where you want it to be at fish level, but not with yards of sinking belly also passing alongside and through any fish.If salar is a little cagey, its easier to get a second pass at the fish without unduly scaring them or worse still fouling fish as a full lines not passing amongst them.
Modern dual density tips and a grade faster poly help you get this flee 1st presentation I so think any way!.The slower curve also encourages the flee to keep level, and not head up, tail down as can happen with shorter fast tips and short leaders!