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  1. #1
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    Can anyone compare the Rio Streamertip, vs the Big Nasty sink tip?

    Iím about to buy a new 7wt, and trying to figure out which streamer line I want to use.

    Mostly on foot/wading. Maybe a boat trip or two per year.

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    If he doesn't respond here PM snapt, he is the line guru, I am pretty sure that he used to work for one of the line manufacturers. He has been really helpful answering my questions in the past
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    Done. Thanks

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    PM replied to. I love the Airflow StreamerMax series, the RIO streamertip is no slouch but for user friendliness the Airflow is hard to beat. If in need of an intermediate tip I'll still give the nod to the RIO however.

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    Snapt, thanks. Reading that the Airflo doesnít have a loop on the tip and itís designed to be cut back to customize. That freaks me out a bit. Iíd hate to fuck it up...still probably try it in any case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenJongIll View Post
    Snapt, thanks. Reading that the Airflo doesn’t have a loop on the tip and it’s designed to be cut back to customize. That freaks me out a bit. I’d hate to fuck it up...still probably try it in any case.
    Its pretty simple to build a loop on the end. Loop it over and tie 2 nail knots with 10 pound test, a little uv glue to cover the rough spots and its good to go. If it works on a 100 pound tarpon it will work on a streamer line
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    Yeah, not worried about building the loop per seí more about trimming the line. I think they say, trim in 6Ē segments, so that should be safe enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenJongIll View Post
    Yeah, not worried about building the loop per seí more about trimming the line. I think they say, trim in 6Ē segments, so that should be safe enough.
    Cool and yea for what its worth I cut my 12 foot sink tip down to 8 foot to work better in fast water
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    Iím a Jong angler even more than a Jong skier(maybe not), and Iíve spent more time looking at frigging lines more than Iíve spent looking at ďpolesĒ... now Iím wanting to upgrade my pole. Get more enjoyment out of the research than I should.

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