Cortland® 444® Double Taper Fly Line
Good choice despite "high tech" competition
Really good for short to mid casts out to 50'. Slips thrugh the guides and floats well. I like being able to see the peach colored line on the water as opposed to the more camouflaged colored lines. It has a little bit of memory with minor coils here and there compared to a textured SA line, but not a problem. So far I am liking it as much or more than the GPX weight forward line. I have the 3 weight on a St. Croix Imperial 3wt 7' rod and a Konic 1.5 reel which feels like a good match. With all of the fast action rods around, it always seemed the recommendations were for a weight forward, so this is my first double taper and It works really well. I was hoping for a little more roll casting performance but maybe I have to work on my technique. The price is a little lower than other premium lines which makes it even easier to like.
May 1, 2013
BEST FLY LINE EVER!!!
THIS WAS THE FIRST FLY LINE I EVER BOUIGHT. I PUT IT ON A VERY INEXPENSIVE ROD AND REEL AND YOU WOULD THINK THIS WAS THE BEST ROD AND REEL COMBO EVER. IT'S NOT THE ROD OR REEL IT'S THE LINE. A YEAR LATER I BOUGHT A G-LOOMIS CUSTOM ROD AND REEL, IT HAD SCIENTIFIC ANGLER LINE ON IT. IT DID'NT CAST ANY WHERE AS GOOD AS THE FIBERGLASS EAGLE CLAW ROD AND MARTIN REEL WITH CORTLAND 444 LINE ON IT. I PUT CORTLAND LINE ON THE G-LOOMIS ROD AND THIS IS THE BEST ROD, REEL AND LINE COMBO I HAVE FOUND SO FAR. THE ROD AND REEL ARE'NT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN FLY FISHING. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LINE!!! CORTLAND 444 IS'NT THE CHEAPEST LINE, BUT I WOULD RECOMMEND SPENDING THE MONEY. I THINK IT'S THE BEST!!!!
April 4, 2011
Best starter line
This was my first fly line. It should be yours, too.
It preforms flawlessly and is very forgiving. The coating on it is slicker than you can believe and the line floats beautifully. The double taper means you can thrash one end of the line on your driveway or in that overhanging tree at the pond and then save the other end of the line for when you get serious and go out on your float tube or something like that.
The color takes some getting used to, but I guess the fish don't care as they'll whack your fly just as good or even better than on bright neon green line, etc.
I've still got my line on my first fly rod. I haven't thrown it in years but I bet if I picked it up it would throw just like it did back in the day--perfect!
May 18, 2009
Classic trout line
For trout fishing the cortland 444 peach DT in a 4 + 5wt is one of my favorite casting lines. Spooled up my 4wt and 5wt rod with this last year after using some SA lines I never really loved. Immediately noted a BIG difference how nicely my rod cast(an old powell 8' 4wt). Went out and purchased a 5wt for my Sage DS 9' 5wt. Same thing, rod felt real nice. Must be the line! Has a nice slick finish and is great for making delicate presentations to fussy no-kill trout. Cortland lines aren't trendy at the moment but they still make great lines for a variety of fly fishing applications.
March 7, 2008