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Old 10-23-2009, 07:27 AM
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A while ago, I purchased a Cortland 444 line, which was a WF5F. Inside the line box was a "patch" that was used for cleaning/lubing the fly line after use. Is there a way I can get my hands on another one as the one I have has dried up a bit?

I've already sent an email to Cortland, but I've heard nothing back.
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cortland used to sell the same stuff in a small tin, check their website.
I found this:


FLY LINE CLEANER PAD #341982
Three specially saturated cleaning pads come in handy zip-lock bag. Pad removes microscopic dirt from floating lines while lubricating for peak performance. Suggested Retail $1.99.
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Hi Alex27,

You are not the only one who sent Cortland an Email and never got an answer. I bought their new Crystal fly line and it had what appeared to be problems with the manufacturing process. I advised that I was writing a review of the line and asked about the problems. I Never heard from them.

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Funny. I just sent out my old Cortland rod for repair/replacement with a note and my info. I hadn't heard anything from them, so I emailed them to inquire what was going on. I never heard from them regarding either sent message, but it turns out, the day after the last message was sent, I got a new rod in the mail. This is my second time doing this with them and I can vouch for their warranty and repair dept., but they sure keep you in the dark as to what's happening.
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jose: Good to hear that they stand behind the warranty, but it sure seems strange the don't answer email questions on their products.

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Axle,

You will be able to find a container of Mucilin. That is what I have been using forever.

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I'm with Ard (sort of). Just buy any fly dressing product. I use Scientific
Anglers cleaning pad and dressing gel. The few ounce tube I bought a year
ago is still more than half full, and I clean my lines after each outing.

I've never emailed Cortland, but I have called several times. Once, the
guys at the Cortland Factory store sent the wrong rod, and one had a bit
of an attitude about the whole thing. I called Cortland, and was connected
with a manager. She apologized, said that she'd have the right rod sent out
ASAP, and asked which line I liked as she was sending a free one to smooth
things out. I had an equally swell experience with Scientific Anglers. I bought
a GPX line, and the core was showing in one spot. The operator connected
me to the line manager, and he said that I'd have a new line before the
weekend. He only asked that I send the flawed line back at my convenience.

I think a lot of these companies are either flooded with email, or ignore them.
Phone service has always been excellent with Cortland, SA, Sage, Ross, Okuma, and Orvis.
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from what ive heard. the ole 444 is the best and most reliable.
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I'm with Ard (sort of). Just buy any fly dressing product. I use Scientific
Anglers cleaning pad and dressing gel. The few ounce tube I bought a year
ago is still more than half full, and I clean my lines after each outing.
Just a note on those SA cleaning pads: The ones that are about 1/8" thick with open cell foam on the back and a gray material on the front are slightly abrasive and intended to work specifically with their AST lines. The AST lines have tiny pockets of lubricant imbedded in the coating of the line, and that gray abrasive is designed to slough off the tired outer portion of the line and uncover new pockets of lubricant.

Its a mild abrasive, and generally doesn't cause problems, but I'm not sure they're intended for use after each outing. This could possibly be why you had a line develop core exposure. (and why, since they market the abrasive pad as well, they were so quickly willing to replace your line)
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