Good call Freedon... The SC15s are great hooks for cutthroat flies! I think there are alot of people who have the misconception that you need to run light tippet in the saltwater. It's been more than a year since I've broken a fish off in the salt and that was a fat silver that took a big dive right when I had him next to the boat and broke my knot. I run 8 and 10 lb Maxima pretty exclusively and don't feel like I'm spooking any fish. I don't think there's any reason to fish anything much lighter. As far as the size doesn't matter argument - it does to me! Not that I don't like catching the little guys, but I'm out there for the big fatties!