Stuff I Use: Cortland 444 Peach Double Taper Fly Line

I’ve been using Cortland 444 Peach double taper fly line for years, on both my larger river and small stream trout setups. This was the first fly line I bought, and I’ve never found the need for something else in a basic line. The five-weight size performs equally well on my 10′ Hardy Marksman II and my quiver of short small stream sticks. It works for wets, dries, nymphs, and smaller streamers. It’s a durable line, and the best part is that when one end gets gershtunkled, you simple reverse it because the front and back tapers are a mirror image.

An all-time classic with spiffy new packaging. Cortland 444 Peach is available in double taper or weight forward. New to this model is a factory welded loop at one end. If you choose to reverse the line, you can simple make your own at the other end. As always, I urge you to patronize your local fly shop — mine is UpCountry Sportfishing in New Hartford, CT.

6 comments on “Stuff I Use: Cortland 444 Peach Double Taper Fly Line

  1. easte34 says:

    Agree entirely. It is one of the most ironic and durable lines of all-time.

  2. GregTarris says:

    always wondered about DT lines-thanks for the heads up

  3. William A Giokas says:

    Cortland used to make all of RIO fly lines before they went on their own. A classic line from an old company in the business.. Bill

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