Compact Sink Type 6

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The world’s most versatile sinking lines that are rated for all temperature conditions. A 28 foot sinking head, paired with an intermediate, low friction running line that will keep your fly down in the zone. An ideal line for musky, stripers, trout and bass in deep waters.

- Type 6 Sinking Head
- Intermediate Running Line
- Slick and Supple

WATER: Freshwater / Saltwater
LINE: Sinking / Intermediate
TAPER: Weight Forward
LENGTH: 100ft
CORE: Monofilament
SPECIES: Bass / Salmon / Steelhead / Trout / Pike / Musky / Striped Bass / False Albacore / Bluefish

Size WF 5 / 6

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Freshwater / Saltwater Sinking / Intermediate Weight Forward Monofilament

WF 5/6 200 gr. 28 ft. 100 ft.
WF 6/7 240 gr. 28 ft. 100 ft.
WF 7/8 275 gr. 28 ft. 100 ft.
WF 8/9 310 gr. 28 ft. 100 ft.
WF 9/10 350 gr. 28 ft. 100 ft.
WF 11/12 425 gr. 28 ft. 100 ft.
WF 12+ 500 gr. 28 ft. 100 ft.

Compact Sink Type 6 Breakdown

Our Specialty Series Compact Sink Type 6 features a 28 ft. type 6 (6-7 IPS) sinking head with a short 3 ft. front taper for turning over large, air-resistant flies. The short 2 ft. back taper helps load this line quickly and makes it extremely shootable. Intermediate running line removes any hinges in the line and gives you a smooth transition into the depths.

This dual colored line features our low stretch braided nylon core for consistent, powerful hook sets and ultimate stopping power. Our signature Shooting Technology keeps your line remaining slick, supple and fast shooting. The black and electric green color combination distinguishes taper change and is traceable yet stealthy in both freshwater and saltwater environments.

SPECIES: Bass / Trout / Pike / Musky / Striped Bass / False Albacore / Bluefish / Jungle Species


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.


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


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


Ideal use in 70+ degree (F) temperatures.

Our Compact Sink fly lines are built for both medium and warm water environments. This line will perform best in temperatures between 50 and 70+ degrees (F).

The taper design for our Compact Sink Fly Lines were 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 black and electric green color combination distinguishes taper change and proper loading point. The black head paired with the light electric green running line is extremely stealthy while traceable.

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 Armando G.
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I recommend this product
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Missile of a fly line

Easy loading, fast casting, big flies no problem. very effective line

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Reviewed by Christer P.
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Cortland Compact Sink Type 6

The Compact sink type 6 is very easy to handle and is also excellent for beginners. The line feels very balanced and it is easy to shoot a lot of running line. In my opinion, # 6-7 size fits a # 6 rod a little bit better than # 7 rod. However, I experienced that the line has difficult to turn over the fly when the distance is longer than 100 feet, but the reason for this may be too long leader during the test. For shorter distances, you don’t need to do any false casts. The short belly allows you to lift the line out of the water and immediately make a cast up to 80 feet without false casting. A perfect fly line for fishing in deeper lakes.

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Reviewed by Jason M.
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Amazing line

If you need big streamers to get deep this is the line for the job!

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Reviewed by Laurence P.
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Worth its weight!

I have used many different integrated sink-tip lines and I am hard on them. The Cortland Compact Sink has lasted longer than other brands, it is slicker and I like the stiffer welded loops . This line gets the flies down to where they need to be!

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