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    Quote Originally Posted by bocast View Post
    You gave him a peach Cortland 444? Great line! He better marry her and make an honest flyfishernan of himself!

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    Absolutely LOL
    Life is too short to not own at least one piece of Hardy fly fishing gear

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    Years go by and the Cortland 444 Peach still rules the roost.

    The Cortland Sylk lines are also nice.

    SA lines are fat. Rios are overweight.

    Break out your micrometer and scale and check a few lines.

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    406 lines are made by SA

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    As someone who was a rep in the business, I will say this. They ALL (Cortland-SA-Rio-Airflow) make great lines and some very good lines. I don't believe any of them theses days make a bad line. It depends on the application. As far materials, they all except Cortland (who braids there own cores) source almost all their own components. And Sweet and Salt, on the Liquid Crystal lines Cortland uses PE (Polyethelyne) not PU, as far as I know they are the only company using it. PE is interesting because it is clear and has no inherent color and it has zero stretch. It also is limited in colder water.

    I do agree with you about the Gold/Omni Verse, I've got a couple of Golds (one lumaflex glow for Hex) and love them. I just picked up a Cortland Big Shoot for my bass rod (kind of their answer to the Titan) and love it on my Loomis Short Stick.

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    Cortland is also and has long been so, the leader in Mono-core technology including the fused PE to Mono-core Liquid Crystal. RIO has begun to employ a proprietary Mono-core too in their DirectCore limited stretch lines. Both RIO and Cortland used varied denier braided Nylon cores too while SA has stuck with a Dacron/Nylon blended braid. Cores are a very important feature of fly line construction.

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    I'm beginning to think I need to take a night course at local college for Fly Fishing Equipment lol
    There is so much to learn and always changing...except Cortland Peach 444....
    Life is too short to not own at least one piece of Hardy fly fishing gear

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