Au Contraire Tommy! I grew up fishing rivers. I considered lakes "boring".Slayer and river fishing really dont mix
Never used sinking lines? I can present any fly to the bottom, have more control, and deliver the action I choose; leaves raps and tubes stuck in the mud.I would huck rapalas and heavy metal/ tubes for big trout down deep. If you're gonna go there why mess with midge-sipping stockers when the big browns are deep and hungry?