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Posted 21 December 2004 - 10:07 PM
Posted 22 December 2004 - 05:42 AM
Posted 22 December 2004 - 09:34 AM
it's tough as nails too. I like the 333 WF taper design better than the 444SL WF taper. I can shoot further with 333HT than I can with 444SL and I would use it as an "everything" weight forward if it wasn't for the color.....wish they offered it in mint green like the 444SL
It is definately the best bargin in quality lines. The first thing I always notice when I cast my 6wt with the 333HT is how the line hangs in the air on the backcast, almost as if it tries to levitate...that's cool ! But, line color is a big issue for me, IMO all lines should be mint green.
Posted 22 December 2004 - 10:00 AM
Posted 22 December 2004 - 08:37 PM
Posted 23 December 2004 - 01:52 AM
Live2, Naw, I've heard countless guys say it was "junk". If we all liked the same line there wouldn't be much to choose from out there. SA is the most popular line made and although I love the limpness factor of thier Ultra3 and the way it floats I am afraid to depend on it for more than a month or so, just seems too spongey/delicate to me. If I only fished occaisionally I might choose SA ultra3 but I fish about 135 days per year on average, alternating between a 5,6&7wt. depending on species.
I haven't fished all of the lines out there by far (I would like to fish the Rio Clouser line for awhile) but I have just settled on 444SL as my go to line, it does what I need it to do and typically lasts a year and a half before the last 20 feet gets the "tiny-cracks".
Just curious, what line are you using now ?
Posted 23 December 2004 - 10:00 AM
Posted 23 December 2004 - 01:06 PM
Posted 23 December 2004 - 01:49 PM
|kind of a dog-vomit yellow for those of you familiar with that experience|
Way too much information Carl
Posted 23 December 2004 - 01:51 PM
I bought 333's, both floating & sinking, for my sons when they got into fly fishing. They are still working just fine after several years.
Anyway, I think they are excellent lines for the money.
Posted 30 December 2004 - 10:17 AM
Aside from personal use for almost as long as the 333 has been in production, inclusive of recent purchases, and moreso if I'm outfitting teaching equipment for Scouts or anybody else, I'm looking for the best quality line I can get for the most reasonable price.
Cortland 333 series line is durable, dependable, and it even works for REAL FISHING TOO!
Posted 30 December 2004 - 02:09 PM
Can't wait to get the 3wt rod done and go play some.
Posted 03 January 2005 - 07:49 PM
I use Cabela's Prestige Fly Line. I can't remember if Scientific Angler or Cortland makes it for them. I can usually get about 2-1/2 seasons out of it.
Posted 03 January 2005 - 07:58 PM
Thanks guys, and keep fishin!