Huge Fly Guy
Don't let ME critique them. Bring them on the 9th and we'll let the fish decide....ha!
I never used a sinking line at Mayfield. A floater, furled leader and wire bite leader. If I wanted it deeper, I just waited a bit. The flies sank fairly easily. I usually fished the flats and drop offs in the late spring thru early fall. I have never fished Merwin so I can't offer a comparison.