Compact Float

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Cortland’s Compact Float features a full floating short, compact, aggressive head design that loads deep and shoots an extreme amount of line with minimal false casts.

- Loads Quick
- Powerful Taper
- Slick and Supple

WATER: Freshwater / Saltwater
LINE: Floating
TAPER: Weight Forward
LENGTH: 100ft
CORE: Braided Nylon Multifilament
SPECIES: Bass / Salmon / Steelhead / Trout / Pike / Musky / Striped Bass / False Albacore / Bluefish

Color GREEN / YELLOW
Size WF 5 / 6

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WATER LINE DENSITY TAPER CORE
Freshwater / Saltwater Floating Weight Forward Braided Nylon Multifilament

LINE SIZE GRAIN WEIGHT HEAD LENGTH TOTAL LENGTH
WF 5/6 200 gr. 26 ft. 100 ft.
WF 6/7 240 gr. 26 ft. 100 ft.
WF 7/8 275 gr. 26 ft. 100 ft.
WF 8/9 310 gr. 26 ft. 100 ft.
WF 9/10 350 gr. 26 ft. 100 ft.
WF 11/12 425 gr. 26 ft. 100 ft.
WF 12+ 500 gr. 26 ft. 100 ft.

Compact Float Breakdown

The Compact Float was designed for throwing large flies for a variety of species in variable conditions.

We designed this line with an overly aggressive head featuring a short 20 ft. body. The compact body paired with a short 3 ft. front taper easily turns over large air resistant flies in heavy wind. The short 3 ft. back taper helps load this line quickly with minimal false casting.

This dual colored line features a braided nylon core with our signature Shooting Technology to keep your line remaining slick, supple and fast shooting. The green and yellow color combination distinguishes taper change and identifies loading point.

The Compact Float is one of our most versatile lines for a variety of species. Never lose shots at fish again due to high winds or varying conditions.

SPECIES: Bass / Salmon / Steelhead / Trout / Pike / Musky / Striped Bass / False Albacore / Bluefish

DUAL WELDED LOOPS

Welded loops make rigging fast, easy and reliable. Cortland loops are strong, secure and durable.

SHOOTING TECHNOLOGY

ST coating delivers a reduced-friction performance with a glass-smooth finish and remains a key element in line slickness over its life span.

HEAT-TEMPERED SURFACE TREATMENT

A proccess that incorporates extreme slickness additives. Seals out dirt and oils while maintaining an exceptionally low friction coeffecient.

COLD TEMPERATURE

Ideal use in 30-50 degree (F) temperatures.

WARM TEMPERATURE

Ideal use in 50 - 70 degree (F) temperatures.

Our Compact Float fly line is built for both cold and warm water environments and will perform best in temperatures between 30 and 70 degrees (F).

The taper design for our Compact Float was built overly aggressive to cast large flies, punch through wind and deliver flies where they need to go despite the conditions. The short body and short rear taper allows for minimal false casts while achieving maximum distance. The short front taper will turn over any large fly or weighted pattern with ease. This line is built overweighted for quick loading and fast shooting.

The green and yellow color combination distinguishes taper change and proper loading point. These colors are stealthy yet traceable in freshwater environments.

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.

Hover: Neutral
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)

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Reviewed by Leland M.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Fishing the Beaches of Puget Sound

This is my third Compact Float. I fished the other two until I totally wore them out. I fish a floating fly of my own design for Searun Coastal Cutthroat Trout, Anadromous Bull Trout, and Coho Salmon. The short head and double haul cut way down on the number of casts I need to make while working the beach. I have tried other cold water salt heads and none of them give me my distance and, more importantly, a soft landing. I recommend this line in all my classes and seminars.

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Compact floating line

Absolutely awesome performance, turns over big top water flies for pike and musky like a dream.

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Reviewed by Ken M.
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compact float

like the compact float

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Reviewed by Todd H.
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Stands true to the name.

I am always amazed at how well new fly line is and rolls off. Cortland continues to make the standards higher then other “x”brands.

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