Iused to be a die-hard intermediate guy, partially forced by financial constraints, but also by what I perceived to be its "versatility". I have no decided for a variety of reason that the "right" sink tip has broader applications that the intermediate. My solution last year for both my 9 wt and my 10 wt two hander was to go to the rio versa tips. I have heard complaits about the casting of the lines, hinging etc., but I found them to be very effective and cast well. Plus, you get 3 real sinking tips and a clear intermediate and very fast changeover. Last year, I fished a 350 on both the 9 and the two hander almost exclusively with good results.