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Old 06-01-2007, 04:23 PM
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Hi Curtis,

SA has had a problem with tip sink and it was necessary to keep the tip clean and treated with line dressing. They have address that problem with their new "Dry Tip Technology". Not sure what that is but they seem to be aware of the problem. It is available on their GPX and Nymph line today. They will probably follow suit with all of their floating lines. I think the new REO Agent X process got their attention. To be fair, I have had the same tip sink problem with Cortland lines.
I have too with the Cortland, except the 555 dyna-tip. That thing won't sink for anything.....

I am glad that SA is addressing this as they make a fine line, other then this problem. I always would seal the end with some zap-a-gap to help keep it floating. Seemed to help a little. That water wicking is a bummer.
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I just bought the SA GPX this weekend for my 5 wt . I had the cortland silk and hated it. It seamed like it would stick to the guides. I had the GPX on my 3 WT and liked it so I got it for my 5 WT. I'll stick with the SA. Just my 2 cents.
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I just bought the SA GPX this weekend for my 5 wt . I had the cortland silk and hated it. It seamed like it would stick to the guides. I had the GPX on my 3 WT and liked it so I got it for my 5 WT. I'll stick with the SA. Just my 2 cents.
Did you get the new GPX with the Dry Tip technology and the welded loop. If you did how about a report on how well and long the tip floats.
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I just bought the SA GPX this weekend for my 5 wt . I had the cortland silk and hated it. It seamed like it would stick to the guides. I had the GPX on my 3 WT and liked it so I got it for my 5 WT. I'll stick with the SA. Just my 2 cents.


I hear this a lot from people that live in HI HUMIDITY places about the Sylk.
I have it in a 2, 4, and 5wt and love it. The thinner diameter really shoots well.
Sorry it didn't work for you.
As far as the welded loops, I use hand tied leaders with a Perfection Loop in the end and do the loop to loop, but I am experiencing a little cracking from the mono. I use this line about 4 days a week so it gets used. Anybody else?
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:44 PM
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Yes it has the new dry tip with the welded loop. I used it for about a half day before I had to leave and I was well pleased with it.
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