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Old 10-15-2007, 05:24 AM
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I fish with a loomis glx classic 5wt 9foot.
Ive settled on the Wulff triangle taper over the years and loved it.
I picked up a new one recently, but they've changed something
and the line seems very slow when in the air, and im unhappy with it.

I strung up my old line, and it casts much better.

Looking for a change and want to know what people recommend.

The last time i tried a different line was the 444sl which i didnt much care for.

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Old 10-15-2007, 07:50 AM
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Is it possible Wulff put the wrong line in the box or maybe some other quality control problem?

Unless the head profile has changed significantly, I wouldn't expect that much difference for the same rating?

I'm wondering if others have noticed the same problem - there are a lot of Wulff fans here!
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:28 AM
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:53 PM
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I've used Cortland lines for a long time, but lately it seems to me they haven't been keeping up with other manufacturers in terms of new product rollouts. I wonder if they're slipping back or just happen to have a really good set of lines.
How do folks feel about Cortland lately? Are they slipping?
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:50 AM
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Can't speak of the new one but I have an old 444SL DT on my 5wt that just won't quit a great line. Perhaps they changed the formula on the newer lines. Rio seems to be the line that everyone is using. Cortland needs to be more competitive or the new guy on the block(RIO) will overtake them if they haven't already. Just my .02 FishHawk
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:15 AM
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I've always used cortland lines and been somewhat satisfied. 444SL floater is nice casting but seems to grit up and get a bit sticky in the warm weather. My first 444SL clear intermediate (early version) gets sticky in the warm weather but the second has been better.

444Qd's were good but cracked at the joint between the head and running line. 555QD's I like, they're slick and sink like a stone, heads seem to be denser than the 444's. They are less chuck and duck in thier casting quality than the 444QD's, probably due to the head taper.

555 tropical lines cast nice but seem to take up a lot of spool space.

So the bottom line is the cortlands seem to be a bit inconsistent to me. The casting quality seems to be more nuteral on the non QD's, which I like, than other brands I've tried.

My last several lines have been wulff's and after getting used to the more aggresive taper I've come to like them (almost chucked the first one on first outing). Clear intermediate developed a lot of cracks after a full season but I suspect that had to due with storage issues (to much time in the truck, differential expansion between core and coating).
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:29 PM
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I've never tried the sci angler or wulff but I've had many Cortland lines. I guess I stuck with them for so long because their customer service was good but I'm off that project. AirFlo all the way for me. Fred, try the 40+ lines, you'll never look back. I use one of their full clear int for better presentation but since my cast is nothing to write home about the integrated heads get my vote.
As for the 5wt. I've got an AirFlo floater that I'm very very pleased with 7000 series I think.
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