Interseting about the sinking line specs. Are they lighter to the point of actually needing to line up? I am going top be ordering SA Stillwater, Type II, and Type III lines. I am interested in the 6wt to round out the rest of my rod arsenal. I want it to perform well in the wind, with rather large and weighted buggers, and not break light tippet. The information that I am basing this on is from reading Denny Rickards books and watching his videos. I want to target big trout and don't want to skimp on any aspect. It seems that I could land any trout on the 5wts that I have, but the are mainly fast action rods without the tip action that I feel is necessary. Would a 9'6" 5wt with a strong backbone and a slower tip(because of the 9'6" length) suffice casting #6 weighted woolly buggers into the wind?