TOTAL HEAD LENGHT: 43 FEET
BILLFISH SINKING BREAKDOWN
We designed the Billfish Sinking to deliver large flies into the middle water column of the prop wash.
This line features a 30 ft. type 6 sinking head with an 18” Hi-Vis orange tip for tracking your line through the prop. A short 3’ back taper allows this line to load quickly and efficiently hitting your target with ease.
Built on a 50 lb. braid core for ultimate stopping power and durability, the Billfish Sinking features our tropic plus coating and thin profile that cuts through the water quickly with minimal line drag. This line is offered in a grain weight of 600.
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 Billfish Sinking 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 Tropic Plus Billfish sinking line was built to cut through wind and water quickly. The 30 ft. type 6 sinking head gets your fly down fast with minimal line drag. This line is built in a 13-15 wt. to load powerful, offshore fly rods.
The Hi-Vis Orange tip and running line allows for easily tracing your fly in the prop wash.
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.