Re: Rio outbound VS the versi-tip II
Keep in mind that a WF5F Outbound Short weighs 200 grains in the first 30 feet, and the WF5F Coldwater Outbound weighs 210 grains in the first 30 feet. These are nearly AFTMA 8 weight lines. Would you feel comfortable casting a line with this kind of mass on your 5 weight.
Another option is to get a head heavy line like a Scientific Anglers GPX (about a half sized overlined, take your pick of the different textures), Rio Perception (about a 1/2 size overlined), or a Rio Grand (nearly a full sized overlined). These lines will have enough mass to throw all streamers associated with a 5 weight and then some.
If you are going to use sinking leaders, keep in mind that you are going to be limited in the depth that you can effectively fish. The longest ones for single handed rods measure at the longest 10 to 12 feet. In certain conditions (very deep, high flow rates), you may need a sinking section from 15 to 30 feet in length.
Just wondering. What do the local fly fishing shops recommend for the waters that you fish?