It’s a good line
TAPER: Double Taper
CORE: Braided Nylon Multifilament
• Ultra Supple
• Ultra Thin Diameter
• Color of Natural Oiled Silk
Cortland’s 444 Sylk is the first modern line designed for fine bamboo rods. The long front taper delicately presents flies on the water with minimal surface disturbance. Available in a Weight Forward or Double Taper.
SPECIES: TROUT / PANFISH / GRAYLING
It’s a good line
I love the 444 Silk DT fly line. A friend recommended your line for my bamboo rod I had just built. He was not wrong. It's unbelievable how smooth the line casts.
I fish several bamboo rods and the Sylk lines fish extremely well. I purchased two a 5 and a 6 weight double taper and they are a wonderful complement to my bamboo rods. They cast well, smooth and silky. They are a delight! I anticipate they will cast well with my glass and graphite rods as well.
In the air, on the water, it duplicates silk - the preferred line for use on a fine cane rod - without the very high cost, risk of rot, and continual maintenance with non-silicone mucilin and need to dry after every use. Give me Sylk over silk. Thank you Cortland.
This DT4 Sylk line matches very nicely with my split cane rod and gives me a very light casting presentation.
Worked on a #5 8' bamboo rod just like the old silk lines do,
cut lighter and easier to care for. Also casts fine on a #5 graphite
rod; easier to mend line with a double taper than a weight forward line.
Texture and color are cool.
I fish primarily bamboo and have found the thinner diameter of the Sylk line just the ticket for the older rods with smaller stripping guide. They preform as expected and reliably float. My preferred line for bamboo rods !
Best line for Bamboo fly rods out there.