Flats Taper Clear

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The Liquid Crystal Series Flats Taper is one of the toughest, advanced tropic lines on the market. Virtually invisible, this line will allow you to approach finicky flats species with a level of stealth in shallow, clear water. The Hard PE coating remains slick and hard for long days on the flats.

- Full Clear Floating
- Slick Shooting
- Minimal Line Stretch

WATER: Saltwater
LINE: Floating
TAPER: Weight Forward
LENGTH: 100ft
CORE: Monofilament
SPECIES: Bonefish / Redfish / Permit / Milkfish / Trigger Fish / Tarpon / Snook

Size WF 5

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Saltwater Floating Weight Forward Monofilament

WF 5 140 gr. 46 ft. 100 ft.
WF 6 160 gr. 46 ft. 100 ft.
WF 7 185 gr. 46 ft. 100 ft.
WF 8 210 gr. 46 ft. 100 ft.
WF 9 240 gr. 46 ft. 100 ft.

Flats Taper Breakdown

When stealthy presentations are required in shallow water, our Flats Taper is the most versatile line for the job.

Our Flats Taper Clear was built with multiple species in mind featuring a short 14 ft. body for quickly transferring energy into your cast and delivering flies efficiently. The 26 ft. back taper helps carry line in the air when longer casts are necessary and allows for quick pickups when the fish are on the move. The short 6 ft. front taper effortlessly turns over weighted and non-weighted patterns without compromising subtle presentations.

This line features a monofilament core and our signature liquid crystal coating for withstanding the hottest temperatures while still remaining slick, supple and fast shooting. This clear line remains virtually invisible to fish and gives the angler an edge when targeting species laid up in shallow water.

SPECIES: Bonefish / Redfish / Permit / Milkfish / Trigger Fish / Tarpon / Snook


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.


Liquid Crystal Lines are built with a blend of polyethylene compounds (PE) over a monofilament core resulting in the toughest, slickest-shooting, floating fly lines.


Ideal use in 50 - 70 degree (F) temperatures


Ideal use in 70 + degree (F) temperatures

Our Flats Taper Clear is built for tropic environments and will perform best in temperatures above 70 degrees (F). Our Liquid Crystal coating is designed to remain hard, slick and supple in the hottest conditions.

The taper design for our Flats Taper Clear was built for ultimate versatility when targetting multiple species. The short body paired with a medium length front taper quickly transfers energy into your cast and easily turn over any weighted or non-weighted pattern in a subtle manner. The long rear taper helps excel in carrying line in the air and throwing tight loops. It also helps with quick pick ups off the water, when recasting to a target on the move. This line is built in true line size so your rod never feels overlined when casting maximum distance.

We designed our Flats Taper Clear to be the stealthiest flats line on the market. Fishing to multiple species laid up in shallow water or pressured fish can require subtle presentations. Give yourself an advantage and fish the Liquid Crystal Flats Taper Clear.

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.

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Reviewed by Denny K.
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Hawaiian Bonefish

Best line ever. Gets it done

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Reviewed by Al Q.
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A clear view!

The Cortland Flats Taper Clear is my go to fly line for stealthy presentations.

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excellent value and packaging

I've used this line for bone fishing on Grand Bahama AND for Snook during the spawn off the beach on Sanibel. The line has held up beautifully in both of these environments especially Sanibel where degrading due to sand is always an issue. A great product and many thanks.

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