What you say makes alot of sense and was verified by the diverse repsonses to my question. Since I am relatively new to fly fishing I am looking for useful info that will help me improve. Eventually I will have to sort through all this stuff and find what works for me, just as all of you have done. Learning about new techniques, tactics, and gear is part of the beauty and fun of this sport. At last years Marlborough show I went to Alan Caolo's presentation on flat fishing. He recommended using intermediate line. So when I read Murphy's book I wondered what you all do. I guess the lesson is that there is more than one way to skin a cat or should I say there is more than one way to filet a fish.