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.
Agree entirely. It is one of the most ironic and durable lines of all-time.
Hard to improve upon a classic, right?
always wondered about DT lines-thanks for the heads up
My pleasure. I use it all season long on the Farmington. The only time I don’t use it is when I’m throwing bigger streamers.
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
Bill, good to know. I always appreciate your input. 🙂