Full Sinking Type 6

Cortland’s Full Sinking Type 6 sinks at a rate of 6-7 Inches Per Second. An easy handling sinking line that will get your fly down fast and effectively.

- Sink Rate 6 - 7 IPS
- Easy Casting
- Front Welded Loop

WATER: Freshwater
Full Sinking
Weight Forward
Braided Nylon Multifilament
Trout / Salmon / Steelhead / Carp / Bass / Pike / Panfish

Size WF5S

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Full Sinking Type 6 Breakdown

The Classic Series Full Sinking Type 6 was designed for subsurface tactics in deep rivers and lakes. This line features a type 6 profile with a sink rate of 6-7 inches per second and is constructed with a density compensated profile. An ideal line for deep stillwater tactics or heavy, deep-water river applications. A short taper design loads quick and makes casting streamers of all sizes seem effortless. 

Type 6 Level Sink : 6-7 IPS Sink Rate : Stillwater & Rivers : Front Welded Loop

Freshwater Full Sinking Weight Forward Braided Nylon Multifilament

WF 5 140 gr. 32 ft. 90 ft.
WF 6 160 gr. 32 ft. 90 ft.
WF 7 185 gr. 32 ft. 90 ft.
WF 8 210 gr. 32 ft. 90 ft.


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Single Welded Loop

A front welded loop makes rigging, fast, easy, and reliable. Cortland loops are strong, secure, and durable.

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Cold Temperature

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

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Warm Temperature

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 Steve H.
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Type 6

Worked perfect. Caught 3 big trout 18 to 22”.

I have always liked CORTLAND LINES…

They just work.

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Reviewed by Peter I.
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Type six for getting line to the bottom

what I like about the type six lines is that these lines sink quickly in fast powerful rivers like New Zealand Tongariro River.

My catch rate is much better than when I am using a nymphing floating line so much so on this river I am hooked on a type 6 full sinking line. getting to the bottom is critical to getting to the Rainbow trout on the Tongariro River.

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Reviewed by Christer P.
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Cortland 444 Full Sinking Type 6

Don’t be misled by the fact that 444 full sinking type 6 is an old fly line that has been manufactured for a long time. This fly line is still one of the best sinking lines on the market. The fly line is very easy to handle and the stability is excellent. The classification is a bit low. Therefore, an # 8 fly line to a # 7 rod is recommended. If you want an excellent sinking fly line for long distance, here is a hint. Cut the fly line so you get a 40 feet belly and replace the old running line with a monofilament nylon running line. With this modification, it is possible to reach a distance of 120 feet quite easily.

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