Re: Question please help!
At that price it's probably their "Fairplay" line. Is it orange? One of my local Walmarts stocks the Cortland Fairplay line, backing, leaders, and tippet. It's definitely not high-end stuff, but the WF-F line does indeed float and actually casts fairly well.
I have an inexpensive (cheap) 7' 5/6 wt Eagle Claw glass rod paired with a vintage Sportfisher 33 (Medalist clone) that I like to use on one of the local ponds, and I have it spooled with the WF6F Fairplay line and leaders. No problems so far, and the price (~$13) allowed me to keep my total "investment" in the combo at less than $50.
You could also keep an eye on Ebay for a good deal on new fly line. You ought to be able to get brand-name line, backing, and leader shipped to your door for less than $40. There's a seller on there right now with Cortland 333ht in WF5F and WF6F for less than $19 shipped, and SA AirCel can usually be found for $25 shipped as welll. Not exactly high-end stuff, but far from junk.