Ghost Tip 5

A clear, 5ft intermediate tip line that’s ideal for fishing lake depths from the surface film to 5 feet or for nymphing in rivers and streams.

- 5ft Clear Intermediate Tip
- High Floating Running Line
- Sink Rate 1.5 - 2 IPS

WATER: Freshwater / Saltwater
LINE: Intermediate / Floating
TAPER: Weight Forward
LENGTH: 90ft
CORE: Monofilament
SPECIES: Trout / Bass / Carp

Size WF5I/F

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Ghost Tip 5 Breakdown

The Ghost Tip 5 was designed for stillwater applications where presentations need to be right below the surface or when fishing over structure.

The Ghost Tip 5 features a 27 ft. body paired with a short 5 ft. rear taper allowing for precise loop control and accuracy. The 5 ft. front taper effortlessly turns over nymphs and small streamers. This line features our signature Shooting Technology for a slick, quick shooting finish.

This line is built in true line size so your rod never feels overloaded when casting maximum distance. The clear tip is extremely stealthy and will help you fool the smartest fish. This line features dual welded loops for convenient rigging.

SPECIES: Trout / Salmon / Bass / Carp

Freshwater / Saltwater Intermediate / Floating Weight Forward Monofilament

WF 5 140 gr. 37 ft. 90 ft.
WF 6 160 gr. 37 ft. 90 ft.
WF 7 185 gr. 37 ft. 90 ft.
WF 8 210 gr. 37 ft. 90 ft.


Dual Welded Loops Technology Icon

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

Shooting Technology Icon

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

Cold Temperature Technology Icon

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

Warm Temperature Technology Icon

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 Edward H.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Excellent specialty line

Great line, esp for shallow water fish in or next to wood.

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Reviewed by Michael J A.
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Finally ... a makes sense streamer line!

This new Ghost Tip 5 fly line had to be thought up by a streamer fly-fisher. The intermediate tip rides just under the surface and makes for a very realistic baitfish retrieve is slow to medium-fast streams. Can't wait to try the GT10.

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Reviewed by Jesse H.
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Fantastic Line

I use the 7wt on my warm water species rod quite often and it’s a great line for tossing just about anything! I love the slow sink rate so you don’t smack the bottom immediately in those shallow water situations. Pulls wiggle minnows & boogiemans like a breezeeee! Ghost tip is stellar on the carp fly presentations as well. Great line!

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