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    Post-Christmas Christmas gifts

    I just got an Orvis Battenkill III Large Arbor with Cortland Clear SL intermediate sink tip. This line is nice with the 15' of clear sinking tip. Anyone else use this line? The guy I know at the fly shop swore by it. Hopefully later on I'll be picking up either the Simms G3 vest or the FishPond Wasatch Tech Pack(has 2 water resistant pockets !!! ).

    Can't wait till Friday to try all this new stuff out.


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    Somebody is ready for some deep fishing! Hopefully you will break that reel in fast!

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    Nothing grows faster than a fish between the time the fish takes your fly...and the time he gets away.

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    Love the reel I have three with 7 total spools, i am not right.

    Not hot on the intermediate, and as logical as clear may seem, I hate it, its not like clear mono or floro, and I think because it is so thick ( diameter ) it actually finds what ever lite it can under the water and reflects it like a mirror ergo making the concept of clear line be invisible , "bunk" I like dark brown or black sinking line, F*** intermediate.

    ralph


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    The clear sink tip is fine for the first few months you have it, but even if you do not use it a lot you will find it will turn to a milky color as the outside crazes and wears. You will have to clean it more often to prevent the crazing from coming on too quickly. It also tends to maintain a stong memory, especially if you use it infrequently. You will have to give it a good stretching before every use. I doubt the clear tip ever enabled me to net any more fish.

    I like to use the SA sink tip lines, they have a dark green sink tip. An intermediate line will get you a sink rate between 2 and 6 inches per second for a 5 or 6 weight line, depending on the class. I use a Class III line which has a sink rate or 4.5-5.5 IPS. Divide that in two if fishing fast water unless you mend, and mend often.

    The Cortland line is not my favorite, but hey I tried it too - so I say use it up until it's used up, it will work fine.

    Blackflies - Defenders of the Wilderness!

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    Cortland lines

    I have a Cortland Precision Xc 7 ft 3 wt I use on the Nissiquogue and Connetquot. two spools, one with Cortland's classic Clear Creek WF in, what else, olive..and Cortlands intermediate clear cammo...which is absolutly invisible in six inches of water..love em both..

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    Well,I'm waiting for a Thramer Hollowbuilt Gillium Bamboo Rod!


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