333 Full Sinking Type 3

The 333 Classic Full Sinking line is a Type 3 sinking fly line for fishing in deep lakes and faster rivers. It’s ideal for fishing at moderate depths, while also serving as a great trolling line with a steady drop for perfect presentations to suspended fish.

- Weight Forward Taper
- Full Sinking
- Trolling Line

WATER: Freshwater / Saltwater
LINE: Full Sinking
TAPER: Weight Forward
LENGTH: 90ft
CORE: Braided Nylon Multifilament
SPECIES: Trout / Salmon / Steelhead / Carp / Bass / Atlantic Salmon / Panfish

Size WF5S

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Freshwater / Saltwater Full Sinking Weight Forward Braided Nylon Multifilament

WF 5 140 gr. 41 ft. 90 ft.
WF 6 160 gr. 41 ft. 90 ft.
WF 7 185 gr. 41 ft. 90 ft.
WF 8 210 gr. 41 ft. 90 ft.
WF 9 240 gr. 41 ft. 90 ft.


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Ideal use in 30-50 degree (F) temperatures.

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


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.

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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)

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Reviewed by Roger E.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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333 full sink

this is the best sinking line I have owned. I have used this line for over 40 years, weather it is SA or Cortland

the type 3 line is fantastic This is my go to line for Alaska native freshwater species. and Western US river and still water fishing

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Reviewed by Christer P.
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Still one of the best sinking lines

Cortland 333 Full Sinking Type 3 is an exceptionally good long distance fly line at a very favorable price. The taper on this fly line is a precursor of a lot of WF lines on the market today. The quality of the coating on a 333 is not the same as on a 444, but it doesn’t matter. In terms of casting performance, Cortland 333 is still one of the best sinking fly lines.

The casting properties is excellent and the thin overall profile cuts through wind perfectly. The thin profile also makes it possible to set very tight loops, which is crucial for reaching long distances. Cortland 333 is perfectly balanced and is very easy to handle. In my opinion, this must be one of the most underestimated fly lines today. 333 is correctly classified according to AFFTA.

To reach extreme distances, you need to cut the head and put on your own running line. Cortland .031 is an excellent choice of running line for the 333 head. Although there are a many of new fly lines today, a custom-built Cortland 333 sink 3 is still one of the best long-distance lines on the market.

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