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Old 05-17-2011, 09:30 PM
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Default cortland 1/2wt lines

I see Cortland offers some lines in 1/2 weights (3.5 - 4.5 - etc.) and am thinking of buying a WF3.5F line for my 3wt. In windy conditions I've tried a 4wt line and it improved casting, but was overloading the rod noticeably.

I bought a Cortland DT6F line this spring for my Ross FlyStik and have been impressed with the line performance & quality, so Cortland is on my list of quality products for now.

Anyone ever try a 1/2 weight heavy line?
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Default Re: cortland 1/2wt lines

I fish a GPX taper line on my five weight. It loads my fast rod just right.

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Default Re: cortland 1/2wt lines

Along with Mosca's response, Rio Grand is 1/2 size heavier or 1/2 size lighter- depends on your outlook and rod.
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Default Re: cortland 1/2wt lines

What mojo said. My 4 wt fast action has Rio Grand (4.5)at the recommendation of the fly shop.
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Default Re: cortland 1/2wt lines

With that it brings up another subject- Can you use these lines and go DOWN a half weight. Why not
Glass rods would be perfect to try this on.
In fact, these newer lines that are a half weight heavier (lighter) should be tried on all rods to fine tune them. Could turn a dog rod into a very nice fishing machine.
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Default Re: cortland 1/2wt lines

Wow Mojo...I never considered that, way to think outside the box. I'll have to keep that in mind for the future.
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Default Re: cortland 1/2wt lines

These answers may end up costing me money.
My 6wt cane rod seems slightly overloaded with a 6wt line, and a 5wt line isn't quite heavy enough................. a 5.5 might be the answer!
Looks like a 3.5 and 5.5 might be needed in the future.
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