Great line and very smooth!
Cortland’s 444 Sylk is the first modern line designed for fine bamboo rods. The long front taper delicately presents flies on the water with minimal surface disturbance. Available in a Weight Forward or Double Taper.
- Ultra Supple
- Ultra thin Diameter
- Color of Natural Oiled Silk
TAPER: Weight Forward
CORE: Braided Nylon Multifilament
SPECIES: Trout / Panfish / Grayling
|Freshwater||Floating||Weight Forward||Braided Nylon Multifilament|
|LINE SIZE||GRAIN WEIGHT||HEAD LENGTH||TOTAL LENGTH|
|WF 3||100 gr.||37 ft.||90 ft.|
|WF 4||120 gr.||37 ft.||90 ft.|
|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.|
|WF 9||240 gr.||37 ft.||90 ft.|
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.
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)
Great line and very smooth!
Love the Sylk lines. They are a pleasure to cast on all of my older and slower rods. But I also really like them on some of my newer rods. I have a Douglas Upstream that really responds well to this line. I use it on small to medium sized streams, and the Sylk is equally happy making short accurate casts, as it is making precise roll casts. Great line.
I have using Cortland 444 classic on my bamboo rods for years. I decided to try the Cortland 444 Sylk after just purchasing a couple of new Hardy Bamboo rods recently. I am not disappointed at all. They cast extremely well. Planning on purchasing a few more for the rest of my bamboo rods.
I was having a lot of trouble finding the proper line for my new bamboo rod. It is classed as a 4 but my 4 wt line I had wouldn't cast. I tried a heavy 5 wt and I could tell it was too much for the rod. I bought some real silk in 5 wt what a waste of money. Cortland suggested 444 Sylk and I bought a 5wt. It works great. Very smooth.
I ordered the line because of reviews of other bamboo fly rod fishers. I have not been able to fish with the line but yard casting the line made the rod come alive.
This is my third Sylk line. It's great and it's not just for Bamboo.
Very smooth and supple line. It doesn’t load well for long casts, but it’s discrete and stealthy. Which when paired with accurate casts makes more of an impact when needed vs long casting.
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