Compact Intermediate

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The Specialty Series Compact Intermediate was designed to be our most versatile intermediate line. The full clear, 26ft head loads modern rods quick and effortlessly shoots a variety of flies with minimal false casts. Our ST coating keeps your line remaining slick and supple all season long.

- Fast Loading
- Temperature Versatility
- 26ft Clear Intermediate Head

WATER: Freshwater / Saltwater
LINE: Intermediate / Floating
TAPER: Weight Forward
LENGTH: 100ft
CORE: Monofilament
SPECIES: Bass / Salmon / Steelhead / Trout / Pike / Musky / Striped Bass / False Albacore / Bluefish / Jungle Species

Color CLEAR / LIGHT BLUE
Size WF 5 / 6

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WATER LINE DENSITY TAPER CORE
Freshwater / Saltwater Intermediate / Floating Weight Forward Monofilament

LINE SIZE GRAIN WEIGHT HEAD LENGTH TOTAL LENGTH
WF 5/6 200 gr. 26 ft. 100 ft.
WF 6/7 240 gr. 26 ft. 100 ft.
WF 7/8 275 gr. 26 ft. 100 ft.
WF 8/9 310 gr. 26 ft. 100 ft.
WF 9/10 350 gr. 26 ft. 100 ft.
WF 11/12 425 gr. 26 ft. 100 ft.
WF 12+ 500 gr. 26 ft. 100 ft.

Compact Intermediate Breakdown

The Compact Intermediate was designed for ultimate stealth and versatility.

We designed this line with an overly aggressive, clear intermediate head featuring a short 20 ft. body. The compact body paired with a short 3 ft. front taper easily turns over large air resistant flies in heavy wind. The short 3 ft. back taper helps load this line quickly with minimal false casting. This dual colored line features a monofilament core with our signature Shooting Technology to keep your line remaining slick, supple and fast shooting. The clear and light blue color combination distinguishes taper change and identifies loading point.

The Compact Intermediate is one of our most versatile lines for a variety of species and conditions. Aggresive taper to turn over any size fly featuring a stealthy clear head.

SPECIES: Bass / Salmon / Steelhead / Trout / Pike / Musky / Striped Bass / False Albacore / Bluefish

DUAL WELDED LOOPS

Welded loops make rigging fast, easy and reliable. Cortland loops are strong, secure and durable.

SHOOTING TECHNOLOGY

ST coating delivers a reduced-friction performance with a glass-smooth finish and remains a key element in line slickness over its life span.

HEAT-TEMPERED SURFACE TREATMENT

A proccess that incorporates extreme slickness additives. Seals out dirt and oils while maintaining an exceptionally low friction coeffecient.

WARM TEMPERATURE

Ideal use in 50 - 70 degree (F) temperatures.

TROPICAL TEMPERATURE

Ideal use in 70+ degree (F) temperatures.

Our Compact Intermediate fly line is built for both medium and warm water environments. This line will perform best in temperatures between 50 and 70+ degrees (F).

The taper design for our Compact Intermediate was built overly aggressive to cast large flies, punch through wind and deliver flies where they need to go despite the conditions. The short body and short rear taper allows for minimal false casts while achieving maximum distance. The short front taper will turn over any large fly or weighted pattern with ease. This line is built overweighted for quick loading and fast shooting.

The clear and light blue color combination distinguishes taper change and proper loading point. The clear head paired with the light blue running line is extremely stealthy and blends in with a variety of water types.

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.

Hover: Neutral
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)

average rating 4.9 out of 5
Based on 12 reviews
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12 Reviews
Reviewed by Joe P.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Great sight fishing line!

This has been my best line for sight fishing for stripers the past few seasons. I had been using the 275 grain on my 8wt. and just got the 310 grain version to use on my 9 wt. The clear head is a distinct advantage over opaque lines and the short head loads quickly— one or two backcasts and let it go!

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Reviewed by Ryan R.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Best Intermediate Line On The Market

Gets the job done every single time. I use this season after season, in every condition, and it’s never lets me down!

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Reviewed by Justin K.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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My favorite line thus far

Ive always been a fan of Cortland lines, this one takes the cake though. Short head helps load the rod properly on midrange to short casts and still can launch some big bugs out past 50’ if needed.

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Reviewed by Jeffrey W.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Jeff W.

Most other companies only make striper lines up to 10 WT which doesn’t load fast 10 Wt rods very well. This 11 WT line works great on those types of rods.

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Reviewed by Jerry P.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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CI

Great all around line for all of our northeast inshore and flats species !

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Reviewed by Brian O.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Great Saltwater line

Great casting. Lays out perfectly

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Reviewed by John M.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Made the switch

Great line , good shooting ,casting !!

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Reviewed by Rob O.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Intermediate lines

I can’t rate this line yet. I’m waiting for my Thomas and Thomas rod to be built. The rod is made for casting intermediate and sinking lines.

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