Bamboo soul mate
Very smooth loading
Cortland’s 444 Sylk is the first modern line designed for fine bamboo rods. The long front taper delicately presents flies on the water with minimal surface disturbance. Available in a Weight Forward or Double Taper.
- Ultra Supple
- Ultra Thin Diameter
- Color of Natural Oiled Silk
TAPER: Double Taper
CORE: Braided Nylon Multifilament
SPECIES: Trout / Panfish / Grayling
United States deliveries usually take 3-8 business days.
International deliveries can take up to 7 - 18 days.
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⚠ P65 - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm
|Freshwater||Floating||Double Taper||Braided Nylon Multifilament|
|LINE SIZE||GRAIN WEIGHT||TOTAL LENGTH|
|DT 2||80 gr.||90 ft.|
|DT 3||100 gr.||90 ft.|
|DT 4||120 gr.||90 ft.|
|DT 5||140 gr.||90 ft.|
|DT 6||160 gr.||90 ft.|
Cleaning your fly line is very important especially when fishing saltwater. Simply pull line off your reel into a clean bucket or tub of freshwater. Put roughly 1oz or more of Cortland’s Line Cleaner solution onto a clean rag or towel. Firmly squeeze the towel with Pro Line Cleaner around the line and slowly pull line through the towel. You should be able to see dirt or discolored streaks on the towel when finished.
Learn more about Cortland's Fly Line Cleaner Lubricant & Pads.
Slow Intermediate: 1 IPS (Inches Per Second)
Medium Intermediate: 1.5 - 2 IPS (Inches Per Second)
Fast Intermediate: 2 - 3 IPS (Inches Per Second)
Type 3 Sink Rate: 3 - 4 IPS (Inches Per Second)
Type 4 Sink Rate: 4 - 5 IPS (Inches Per Second)
Type 5 Sink Rate: 5 - 6 IPS (Inches Per Second)
Type 6 Sink Rate: 6 - 7 IPS (Inches Per Second)
Type 7 Sink Rate: 7 - 8 IPS (Inches Per Second)
Type 9 Sink Rate: 9+ IPS (Inches Per Second)
Very smooth loading
It’s a good line
I love the 444 Silk DT fly line. A friend recommended your line for my bamboo rod I had just built. He was not wrong. It's unbelievable how smooth the line casts.
I fish several bamboo rods and the Sylk lines fish extremely well. I purchased two a 5 and a 6 weight double taper and they are a wonderful complement to my bamboo rods. They cast well, smooth and silky. They are a delight! I anticipate they will cast well with my glass and graphite rods as well.
In the air, on the water, it duplicates silk - the preferred line for use on a fine cane rod - without the very high cost, risk of rot, and continual maintenance with non-silicone mucilin and need to dry after every use. Give me Sylk over silk. Thank you Cortland.
This DT4 Sylk line matches very nicely with my split cane rod and gives me a very light casting presentation.
Worked on a #5 8' bamboo rod just like the old silk lines do,
cut lighter and easier to care for. Also casts fine on a #5 graphite
rod; easier to mend line with a double taper than a weight forward line.
Texture and color are cool.
I fish primarily bamboo and have found the thinner diameter of the Sylk line just the ticket for the older rods with smaller stripping guide. They preform as expected and reliably float. My preferred line for bamboo rods !
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