Troutman -- I switched from sink tips to intermediate sinking. Sink tips were a dawg for me to cast (used mostly a 6-wt). Would rather go with a full sinking than a sink tip! Intermediates, on the other hand, have a lot of flexibility -- you can vary fly weight, cast direction (up, across or down), leader length and size, delay in beginning retrieve, and retrieve rate to meet most any condition that I've encountered. I like intermediates a lot. Just my $.02.