Sinking lines are tough from the beach, but a must have from boats. Like Chester, I have a sensei on SRC fishing. Mel Hurd recommended full sinking lines at the first SRC class I went to, better than 10 years ago. Ironically Mel and McCloud fished this way together since like 30 years ago, but I didn't listen, cause all the guys were using intermediate lines,and hooking some fish.. Five years after my class, enjoying moderate success, I finally started using sinking lines, and now, I use sinkers 90% of the time, except a floater for poppers when I need a cheap thrill. Tuesday we hit one on the surface, and 20+ dredging the abyss. Keep in mind that sink rates are predicated on fresh, still water, so are more buoyant in the salt. My go to is now the type 8 Outbound, seconded by the Deep 7 that Roger uses. If you're not getting barnacle nicks on your line, you're cheating yourself. Take a look at the bottom of the tail fin on the next big cutts you catch, looking for wear, and connect the dots.