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How deep is "deerper water", Cyrus? To be honest, the most utilized sinking line that I own of any line weight is the clear full sinking line most people refer to as a Clear Intermediate Line. Even though it's called an intermediate, many brands who offer this line really have an actual sinking rate closer to a type II sinking line, not an intermediate. The great thing about this line is that if you want to work shallower depths, you can do so without hanging up so often. If you want to go deeper, up to about 14', you can just countdown and wait for it to get there and then if you troll, just do so slowly to avoid pulling the line up so quickly. The ones I use is the Cortland 444SL clear intermediate line. If you want one that's slower sinking, closer to a true intermediate line, then the Cortland 444 Clear Camo is the one you want.

I do have an SA Uniform Sink Type IV line that's awesome to cast and sinks nicely, but I rarely use it. I pretty much only use it for sinking line chironamid fishing and for dragging leeches and dragons in the Fall in really deep water. Cheers.
 

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A slow sinking line (like a true intermediate line), because of its lower density, as far as I understand it, will never sink lower than 14' (or whatever depth the thermocline happens to be in the lake you are fishing at a particular time of the year) no matter how long you wait because it can't penetrate that layer. I could be wrong though...does someone know for sure?
 

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Thanks, 11th.

Also...14' is just a number that I threw out there. These thermoclines may be well deeper than that...maybe more in the neighborhood of 20' depending on a bunch of factors that I don't even pretend to understand. :)

Sounds like you have a cool job, 11th. Does it involve matte gray coloured slow moving planes with a long boom sticking out the back end?
 
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