Pike Musky Sink 8

The Specialty Series Pike Musky Sink 8 was designed to be fished in deep lakes and rivers. A 30ft Type 8 (8-8.5 IPS) sinking head pulls bulky flies down deep. X-Strong Core provides extra core strength and exceptional handling in the coldest months. Our signature ST coating keeps your line remaining slick, supple, and fast shooting.

- Type 8 Sinking Head
- Intermediate Running Line
- Aggressive Taper Design
- X-Strong Core

WATER: Freshwater
LINE: Type 8 Sinking / Intermediate 
TAPER: Weight Forward
LENGTH: 100ft
CORE: Braided Nylon Multifilament
SPECIES: Pike / Musky / Bass 

Size WF8S/I

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Pike Musky Sink 8 Breakdown

Our Specialty Series Pike Musky Sink 8 features a 30 ft. type 8 sinking head with a short 3 ft. front taper for turning over large, air-resistant flies. The short 3 ft. back taper helps load this line quickly and makes it extremely shootable. Intermediate running line removes any hinges in the line and gives you a smooth transition into the depths. This line is built overweighted to load fast, powerful rods.

This dual colored line features our low stretch braided nylon core for consistent, powerful hook sets and ultimate stopping power. Our signature Shooting Technology keeps your line remaining slick, supple and fast shooting. The black and olive color combination distinguishes taper change and is traceable yet stealthy in Esox environments.

SPECIES: Pike / Musky / Bass 

Freshwater Type 8 Sinking / Intermediate Weight Forward Braided Nylon Multifilament

WF 8 280 gr. 30 ft. 100 ft.
WF 9 330 gr. 30 ft. 100 ft.
WF 10 380 gr. 30 ft. 100 ft.
WF 11 450 gr. 30 ft. 100 ft.
WF 12 500 gr. 30 ft. 100 ft.
WF 12+ 600 gr. 30 ft. 100 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.

Strong Core Technology Icon

Constructed with a tight weave and high pick count for extreme durability and maximum applied pressure.

Cold Temperature Technology Icon

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

Warm Temperature Technology Icon

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


Our Pike Musky fly lines are built to perform in both cold and warm water environments. This line will perform best in temperatures between 30 and 70 degrees (F).

The taper design for our Pike Musky Lines were built overly aggressive to cast large flies and punch through wind. 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 black and olive color combination distinguishes taper change and proper loading point. These colors are stealthy yet traceable in freshwater environments.

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 David H.
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Pushing the game forward

Casts like butter

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Awesome line

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Throwing Giant flies made easy

This line casts the biggest flies I can tie with relative ease. Slips through guides nicely without carving grooves. The best part is you can get a big bulky deer hair articulated streamer into the zone super fast with this epic sink. This line tangles less thank leading competitors in the market which makes a long day of casting just that much more enjoyable. If you’re chasing Muskies in deeper holes Cortland lines nailed this one!

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