Finesse Trout II
Our revolutionary Finesse Trout II was designed for dry flies and swinging wets. The extended body allows the angler to easily mend and adjust drifts in complex currents. The long front taper allows for a soft presentation. Built a half line size heavy to quickly load modern fast action rods.
- Extreme Line Control
- Highly Accurate
- Delicate Presentations
TAPER: Weight Forward
CORE: Braided Nylon Multifilament
|Freshwater||Floating||Weight Forward||Braided Nylon Multifilament|
|LINE SIZE||GRAIN WEIGHT||HEAD LENGTH||TOTAL LENGTH|
|WF 2||90 gr.||43 ft.||100 ft.|
|WF 3||110 gr.||43 ft.||100 ft.|
|WF 4||130 gr.||43 ft.||100 ft.|
|WF 5||150 gr.||43 ft.||100 ft.|
|WF 6||170 gr.||43 ft.||100 ft.|
Finesse Trout II Breakdown
Dry fly fishing complex currents requires constant adjustments to your drifts. The revolutionary, high floating Finesse Trout II allows you to mend and control your drift at distance, presenting dry flies naturally.
Our Finesse Trout II features a long 28 ft. body that lets you control your drift at distance and easily feed line down to your target. The 10 ft. front taper features an ultrathin tip that delicately presents your fly to the finickiest trout. The 5 ft. rear taper paired with the extended body gives this line superior shooting ability.
This line is built a half line size heavy to load modern action rods. The Heron and Light Blue color combination distinguishes taper change while remaining stealthy yet traceable on the river.
One of our finest dry fly lines, this line will change your dry fly game and get you those natural drifts needed to fool the smartest trout.
SPECIES: Trout / Grayling
DUAL WELDED LOOPS
Welded loops make rigging fast, easy and reliable. Cortland loops are strong, secure and durable.
ST coating delivers a reduced-friction performance with a glass-smooth finish and remains a key element in line slickness over its life span.
Ideal use in 30-50 degree (F) temperatures.
Ideal use in 50 - 70 degree (F) temperatures.
Finesse Trout II
Learn more details about the Finesse Trout II fly line.
Our Finesse Trout II is built for cold water environments and will perform best in temperatures between 30 and 70 degrees (F).
The taper design for our Finesse Trout II was built with an extended body for adjusting your drift and mending at distance. The long front taper will turn over a variety of dry flies naturally. This line is built overweighted with a short rear taper for superior shooting ability.
The Heron and Light Blue finish distinguishes taper change, identifies loading point and blends in with freshwater environments. This line remains stealthy yet traceable out on the spring creek, river or lake.
Cleaning your fly line is very important especially when fishing saltwater. Simply pull line off your reel into a clean bucket or tub of freshwater. Put roughly 1oz or more of Cortland’s Line Cleaner solution onto a clean rag or towel. Firmly squeeze the towel with Pro Line Cleaner around the line and slowly pull line through the towel. You should be able to see dirt or discolored streaks on the towel when finished.
Learn more about Cortland's Fly Line Cleaner Lubricant & Pads.
So far so good
Have been using the line about a month now. Glides incredibly smoothly while casting and let's me make very accurate casts.
Casts well and mends well.
I paired this line with a 9 foot 4 weight Thomas and Thomas Vector. There was only one trout jumping in the pool I decided to fish and try the line out. Was a moderate distance of about 40 feet. The fly landed exactly where I was looking on the first cast. The trout swiped at my fly and I missed him. Only took one cast. Can’t wait to fish with it more and put it to the test. Seemed to load the rod without any extra effort, and definitely noticed great loop stability. The line also felt very slick or slippery you might say. Which is great. Floated high and was easy to pick up
Off the water as well. I’ve tried many lines on that rod. 444dt, 444 rocket taper, and three different rio lines. Three from them because they don’t hold up very long. The 444 dt amazed me at how much I could carry in the air, but the rocket taper was much easier to use giving me some “shoot ability”. Besides the rios not lasting very long, 2 of them I had problems with the loops collapsing at any kind of distance. The rod liked the one that was a half size heavier, so that’s what helped me decide on the finesse trout. Was a toss up between it and the 444 modern trout. The tie breaker was the blue color if I’m being honest. It matches my rod blank and reel very nicely.
Dry flies when appropriate
I am not a dry or, die guy. I am a fly fisherman, having the right set up when it counts is OK with me. In contrast to having one system for everything. I like specialized equipment. Dude! This finesse line is specialized. It cast accuracy and handles beautifully on my 4 wt.
Fabulous casting line
From the first practice cast this line felt powerful and great.
My ultra-light dry flies set up
Bought it for small stream/river to use on my TFO signatures II 2w 6'. With a 7.5 feet custom leader I must say I'm impressed. Great accuracy and paired with the good leader, you can drop your dries with ease.
Casts well, easy to mend, sinks at a manageable rate.