TOTAL HEAD LENGHT: 46 FEET
FLATS TAPER BREAKDOWN
When stealthy presentations are required in shallow water, our Flats Taper is the most veratile line for the job.
Our Flats Taper Clear was built with multiple species in mind featuring a short 14’ body for quickly transferring energy into your cast and delivering flies efficiently. The 26’ 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’ 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 targetting species laid up in shallow water.
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.
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
BONEFISH / REDFISH / PERMIT / MILKFISH / TRIGGER FISH / TARPON / SNOOK
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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..
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 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.