Jump to content


 Welcome to FlyTyingForum.com


FlyTyingForum.com is the largest fly tying community in the world and we hope you take a moment to register for a free account and join this amazingly friendly and helpful group of anglers. FTF has over 12,000 registered members that have made over 300,000 posts and have uploaded over 6,000 patterns to our exclusive fly pattern database!

If you are an experienced fly tier or just starting out FTF is the perfect place to call home. Click Here To Register for a Free Account

Fly Pattern Database / Browse by Topics / Browse by Material / Fly Tying Bench Database / Fly Fishing & Tying Videos / FTFCurrent(NEW!)
Featured Products: Fly Tying Hooks / Fly Tying Scissors / Waterproof Fly Boxes
Photo

Fly line choices


  • Please log in to reply
22 replies to this topic

#1 flytire

flytire

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 10,761 posts

Posted 21 March 2019 - 07:18 AM

after searching the web for a new fly line and going over the mind boggling amount of choices, i opted for an old reliable favorite - cortland 444 peach WF 6 F.

 

there may be better lines out there but the 444 peach has never disappointed

 

way too many choices to chose from and the prices are ridiculous

 

 


People who get good at something are experts and frown on others who aren't


#2 utyer

utyer

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,264 posts

Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:11 AM

Agreed on the prices, I tear up fly lines too fast to be spending a lot on them.  Eighty to ninety dollars is way too much.  I have been using lines from Maxxon Outfitters for a year now, and they cast and float well, and at less than half the going prices.  The last other lines I bought were from Sierra Trading for $30.00 each.  That was two years ago, they were Scientific Angler lines, and the ones I used most are now shredded.  


"We have met the ememy, and he is us." Pogo by Walt Kelly

#3 Charlie P. (NY)

Charlie P. (NY)

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 126 posts

Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:14 AM

I live 40 minutes from Cortland and had family there (though I don't know if all their lines are still made in Cortland NY, they are definitely all still made in the USA). 

 

What I do miss is their outlet store.  I use 444 for trout and 333 for Bass/panfish. 


   Not that Pearsall

 

Pearsalls_logo.gif


#4 RickZieger

RickZieger

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 568 posts

Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:19 AM

I found some lines that were on sale because the colors were not even.

If i remember right they were $15 a piece.

 

Rick



#5 tjm

tjm

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,110 posts

Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:44 AM

Many of those name brands are made by Northern Sport. They sell the overruns cheap.

https://discountfish...orward-floating

https://www.flyshack...px?ItemID=23802

 

Many of the so called different models of lines are not very different  in the taper and weight,

http://singlebarbed....f-superlatives/

http://singlebarbed....f-superlatives/

 

I fish the Wulff Triangle Taper most of the time, but also pick 444 Peach DT and 333L for some uses.



#6 DFoster

DFoster

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 155 posts

Posted 21 March 2019 - 12:25 PM

after searching the web for a new fly line and going over the mind boggling amount of choices, i opted for an old reliable favorite - cortland 444 peach WF 6 F.

 

there may be better lines out there but the 444 peach has never disappointed

 

way too many choices to chose from and the prices are ridiculous

 

 

+1 on Cortland 444, I too have a weakness for the classics.


And you thought golf was frustrating-


#7 flyty1

flyty1

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 261 posts

Posted 21 March 2019 - 12:37 PM

I have used the 444 Peach for a long time. It is great for older graphite rods.

#8 spiralspey

spiralspey

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 274 posts

Posted 21 March 2019 - 12:37 PM

I love all the choices available in fly lines these days, but can understand how some people get overwhelmed. However, I think the most important advances in fly fishing over the last decade have been in fly lines, and if you're still putting a fly line with a 50 year old taper profile on your new high tech fly rod then you're missing out on a lot.

#9 xvigauge

xvigauge

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 164 posts

Posted 21 March 2019 - 01:14 PM

I have saved a ton of money by purchasing slightly used lines from that auction site we all know and love. 

Joe



#10 tjm

tjm

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,110 posts

Posted 21 March 2019 - 01:35 PM

I thought the biggest advance was in marketing. And in over weighting lines to give the impression of using lighter equipment than is actually the case. I'm not even sure there is that much change in rod technology, it's not obvious.



#11 mikechell

mikechell

    Cold weather afficando- Give me Snow or give me death!

  • Super Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 13,782 posts

Posted 21 March 2019 - 05:22 PM

$10.00

 

s-l1600.jpg

 

https://www.ebay.com...&frcectupt=true


Barbed hooks rule!
My definition of work: Doing something in which effort exceeds gain.
Ex-Marine ... quondam fidelis
 


#12 Poopdeck

Poopdeck

    You damn kids, get off my lawn!

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,610 posts

Posted 21 March 2019 - 06:44 PM

I am with you. There are so many choices that I get fly line paralysis. I just go with whatever I can find at the best deal and I've never bought a line where I was dissatisfied with it. Cortland 444 is time honored and battle tested. That's all The research I need on a fly line.

#13 Dave G.

Dave G.

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,831 posts

Posted 21 March 2019 - 07:35 PM

333 and 444 are both good lines imo. A solid choice.

 

Last year I bought a Cabela line that is half weight heavy. It seems ok, like a punchy 333.


John 7:38 ESV  is about "Rivers of Living Water"


#14 flytire

flytire

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 10,761 posts

Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:31 PM

i have used cabelas prestige plus lines in the past (its the line i'm replacing) but i decided to go back to cortland 444 peach that worked very well for me in the past

 

gonna spool it on the reel tomorrow

 

7QNC.gif


People who get good at something are experts and frown on others who aren't


#15 mikechell

mikechell

    Cold weather afficando- Give me Snow or give me death!

  • Super Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 13,782 posts

Posted 21 March 2019 - 10:11 PM

Hey!  Your monkey agrees !!!


Barbed hooks rule!
My definition of work: Doing something in which effort exceeds gain.
Ex-Marine ... quondam fidelis