We are planning a trip to the Russian during July 18 to Aug 2nd. We will be fishing many of the road system rivers while there including Reserection (SP) creek and Peters creek. I think we will be into Cresent lake for a day trip as well.
I think I am bringing 2 fly rods- a 5 wt and a 6 wt, both 9 1/2 foot 4 pc. From every thing that I have read, I think these 2 rods will handle about everything that we will get into.
My question is the fly line. I have the Okuma SRV on both with spare spools availible if I need them. Should I work with tapored sink tips or work with wt forward float tips? How deep do the fish hold on these rivers? Would most of the fishing be in the top 3 foot or am I going to be working 4 foot and deeper? If I brought a 5wt in both wt forward and a fast sink and did the same in the 6wt, would that take care of everything that I need? Do I stay with the floating line and use shot on the leader for sink assitance where needed? I also see there is some regulations regarding shot on the line, I did a quick review and saw that there was some do's and don'ts, I need to go back and take a relook at that. I also saw that there was a wt restriction on the wt of flies.
I have looked at the multi-tip series of a few manufactures but I would be concern as to how those tips run thru the guides prior to getting to the running line. I have never used the multi-tips. I have also looked at the Sharkskin line, and quite honestly, I have a hard time spending 90.00 for one fly line, especially if I need 4 different ones.
Any suggestions from those of you guys that have fly fished these areas?