Keeping in mind that the #1 priority with hooking winter steelhead is slowing the fly down, I was wondering how many of you long line and if so, do you have a special sink tip for this? Lately I have been thinking of having a 20-25' tip in my arsenal for dangling and swinging a fly from directly upstream in the deeper, heart of riffles. Have any of you ever done this? I like the idea of fishing smaller rivers with a spey and basically walking the dog straight off the rod tip, way down stream, directly through the parts of riffles that attract moving winter fish. I have been doing this with a standard Type 8' 15' tip and it definitely isn't quite right. It works great with a cast/mend and slight drift to sink, as in the normal swing, but I am talking about a sink tip that can keep the fly near the bottom while under 100% tension in the heart of a steelhead riffle lets say 3-5' deep. Anyway, any thoughts or comments on long lining for winter steelhead are welcome. And your preferences as far as sink tip length and type (T14 or whatever) are especially welcome. Thanks all!