During the summer of 1915, Ray Smith an expert in braiding technology, designed and produced a unique selection of braided silk fishing lines that soon made Cortland Line Company one of the major players in the fishing line business of the early 1900’s. Cortland Fly lines embody two materials: the core and the coating. All of Cortland fly lines have a core of braided nylon, braided monofilament or a single strand of monofilament. Cortland Line Company is the only fly line company that manufactures its own fly line cores. The core is coated with a PVC in which Cortland impart the tapered design. Within the PVC they add hollow glass microspheres (floating) or various density compensating additives (sinking). Variations in the number of additives used account for some of the differences in the characteristics in its range of lines, i.e. higher float or faster sink.
Perfect for fly fishing, this floating fly line from Cortland offers an exemplary standard of tackle that's created for it by dedicated, passionate manufacturers. When you're part of a discipline that's as much about appearance and style as fly fishing undoubtedly is, then you want equipment that can help ensure you achieve the best performance possible, every time - and that's exactly what this Cortland fly line does.
The formulation of the 444 Classic Fly Line series offers today’ s fly fishers the same supple, glass-smooth finish that made this line, the "Fly Line of the Millenium" which was voted by readers of Trout & Salmon and Trout Fisherman magazines. The suppleness of the 444 Classic combined with special tapers allows you to keep tight loops and pinpoint casting accuracy.
The 444 is an impressive Cortland fly line that keeps anglers in control with effortless casting that determines your success in fly fishing. Super soft and supple, it is a delight to use, ensuring delicate presentation and effortless casting every time, and giving every angler the grace and elegance that will always be associated with fly fishing.
For a fly line that offers effortless casting, look no further than this Cortland Classic fly line.