Re: Sinking Line ???
It will all be dependent on the current of the water. Slow currents can allow you to use a type 3. Fast currents can allow you to use a type 6.
If you are fishing off of a boat, you may want to fish a full sinking line. You won't have to worry about mending line since you will be hanging line off the back of the boat.
If you are wading, you have your choices. Some people prefer shooting head systems which will allow them to cast for distance and allow them to change heads. Some people prefer sink tips which allow them better line control due to the floating running line and a floating back taper on the head.
The most popular shad lines I sell are the Rio Streamer Tip DC 200 and the Cortland Precision QD 225. Both are sink tip lines. These lines can be cast on 6 and 7 weights well and have sink rates around 5 inches per second.