TOTAL HEAD LENGHT: 41 FEET
The only thing better than spotting feeding Tarpon on the deck of a flat’s skiff is having a line that will consistently deliver flies into the feeding zone. We designed this line for capitalizing on quick opportunities when Tarpon are on the feed bag.
Our Tarpon Taper is built with a short 7’ body for quickly transferring energy into your cast and delivering flies efficiently. The 31’ 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 3’ front taper effortlessly turns over any tarpon patterns and weighted flies.
This line features a monofilament core and our signature tropic plus coating for withstanding the hottest temperatures while still remaining slick, supple and fast shooting. The aqua green and sand color combination distinguishes taper change and is stealthy out on the flats.
FLY LINE DETAILS
TAPER: Weight Forward
FLY LINE FEATURES
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.
The perfect blend of advanced polymers to achieve a hard, durable surface that remains slick in extreme heat.
Ideal use in 50 - 70 degree (F) temperatures
Ideal use in 70 + degree (F) temperatures
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Our Tarpon Line is built for tropic environments and will perform best in temperatures above 70 degrees (F). Our Tropic PVC coating is designed to remain hard, slick and supple in the hottest conditions.
The taper design for our Tarpon line was built to be aggressive up front to quickly transfer energy into your cast and easily turn over any weighted or non-weighted tarpon pattern. 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.
The aqua green and sand finish distinguishes taper change, while blending in with tropic environemnts. This line remains stealthy yet traceable out on the flats or mangroves.
Slow Intermediate: 1 IPS (Inches Per Second)
Medium Intermediate: 1.5 - 2 IPS (Inches Per Second)
Fast Intermediate: 2 - 3 IPS (Inches Per Second)
Type 3 Sink Rate: 3 - 4 IPS (Inches Per Second)
Type 4 Sink Rate: 4 - 5 IPS (Inches Per Second)
Type 5 Sink Rate: 5 - 6 IPS (Inches Per Second)
Type 6 Sink Rate: 6 - 7 IPS (Inches Per Second)
Type 7 Sink Rate: 7 - 8 IPS (Inches Per Second)
Type 9 Sink Rate: 9+ IPS (Inches Per Second)
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 Pro 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.