Re: Clear Floating Tropical Fly Lines

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Posted by Ben L. on 2010-09-21 21:54:46 in reply to Clear Floating Tropical Fly Lines posted by Howard Brown on 2010-09-20 17:15:50

I have not had any fish (bonefish, permit and tarpon) spook from the clear lines being cast. However, they are as you say not easy to see and if the fish does not react relatively quickly to your fly you can easily lose sight of the location of your fly and for some fish that is critical - for a tarpon that is ultra critical when you are trying to feed them. On clear calm days not as big a deal but impossible when it's windy and choppy out. At that time I'd sooner use a conventional floater.

I've used both the Monic and Cortland. I like the Monic better, I do not like the taper of the Cortland. I also do not care for the feel of the Cortland but that is personal preference and more of "you gotta try it." A fishing buddy of mine loves the Cortland PE for casting. That said I can and do fish the Cortland at times. It's another good tool in your arsenal for clear water calm spooky fish.

I've not had any memory issues with the Cortland but the main issue I have with it is that I think it's more prone t tangle.

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