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flyred06
02-02-2009, 01:23 PM
I am wanting to purchase a new fly line and I like what I am reading on the wulf triangle taper lines. I have cast one and it was ok but it was at the fly fishing expo. I do not know anyone who owns this line so any imput would be helpful. The other line I am thinking about is the cortland sylk line. These lines will be used on a new Walter Babb cane rod. He uses the cortland sylk in a DT. I do not Like DT. So either line would be in the WF selection. Any info on this line would be appreciated.

Grumpy
02-02-2009, 01:33 PM
I've fished TT for a long time, great roll casting lines. The Sylk is a lighter line, i would go up a size or a DT for a boo.

Grumpy

Troutman
02-02-2009, 03:46 PM
I have a 7wt TT bass taper line so I can only comment on it. I don't really like it. It is more of a shooting head and while it does cast a long ways when you need it to, the head section feels so heavy and causes a lot of tip bounce or I guess I should say excessive flex in the tip on the back cast. It throws off my timing when I think the line has straightened out and then the weight of the head pulls on the rod tip. It just doesn't roll out smoothly for me. I much prefer the Rio Clouser over it.


I bought a Sylk line to use on my boo rod last year and did not like it either. I could not get used to the smaller diameter and went back to the good ole 444 peach for the boo and my glass brook trout rod.

flyred06
02-02-2009, 04:09 PM
Thanks guys. I may just stay with the Ole SA lines that I have been using.

gmreeves
02-02-2009, 04:37 PM
I have cast a few and like them for certain situations. Roll Casting, they are hard to beat. They also throw a nice dry fly with a light presentation in close. I think they are a little on the light side in close and on the heavy side out far due to the long taper that is characteristic of the TT line.

I am not familiar with the Cortland Sylk but am wanting to try it out. I have recently begun using RIO lines and like them alot. I like DT on rods I am not going to be casting long distances and WF lines on rods I plan on needing to shoot line or have a lot of line in the air.

mcfly
05-08-2009, 07:17 PM
I wouldn't fish it if the line was free.

Grumpy
05-08-2009, 10:17 PM
I wouldn't fish it if the line was free.

wow mcfly, thanks for the contribution to the thread.

Grumpy

cubefisher
05-08-2009, 11:02 PM
Grumpy sold me the sylk and the TT. I fish the sylk on my 7' 'boo, and it's fantastic on that rod. It didn't do so well on my Trout Bum. I use the TT on the Bum, and it's awesome. Then again, the TT is really awesome on both. Go figure. Anyway, both are 4wt, 7' rods. He's right about the TT and the roll casting. It is a heavier line, and I'm a bit of a klutz, so the feel of the TT is much more obvious to me. It's an EXCELLENT line, in my opinion.

ttas67
05-09-2009, 07:45 AM
I've tried the sylk on bamboo and did not like it. it gets very sticky in warm weather. some say they don't have this problem, and others say they do. I did.

As for triangle taper on bamboo, I have not tried the standard TT, but I do fish a wulff long belly on an 8.5 5wt bamboo and it is wonderful.

gary - are you using that Wulff bass taper on a fiberglass? If so, I can imagine that it would probably be overkill. I think it would also make the tip give out on a soft-tipped rod like a winston or something. However, I recently put it on a loomis cross current 6wt and it is a dream to cast. The rod is sort of marginal with a standard WF, but the bass taper really makes it come alive.

flyman
05-09-2009, 01:19 PM
Trevor makes a good point about matching the line to the rod. IMO no one line is right for every rod. So often I hear people say they like brand X or brand Y. I don't think enough attention is paid to matching the line to the rod. You wouldn't put the same tires on a Ferrari that you would your 4x4 pick-em-up;) There can be quite a bit of difference in lines of the same line weight. Not just taper and running line diameter, but actual weight.

http://www.flyfishingforum.com/expertise/knowledge/lineratings.htm

As you can see there can be quite a bit of difference in lines. I'm sure Walt has chosen the line he feels will preform the best for a reason:smile:

jarrod white
05-11-2009, 06:53 PM
I was not overly impressed with the performance on the TT, although it does cast nice, it does not mend well at all. I think mending is a little more important than distance casting , in most situations.
Another reason casting a line in the yard just isn't good enough to persuade a purchase. I like to fish one , or speak to someone I trust, that has fished one.
My .02.

JW

mcfly
05-15-2009, 12:06 AM
Grumpy sold me the sylk and the TT.

And, to add, it is never a good idea to trust the guy selling you the line, especially when they are so concerned with deploring posters who posted negative comments about the product.

The wulff tt is just an overpriced, not so durable shooting head that is hard to fish and won't last as long as other similarly priced lines. Thus, my comment that I wouldn't fish it if it were free.

Coming from someone who tried it in on multiple rods and who doesn't like turning down free stuff.

Grumpy
05-15-2009, 07:30 AM
And, to add, it is never a good idea to trust the guy selling you the line, especially when they are so concerned with deploring posters who posted negative comments about the product.

The wulff tt is just an overpriced, not so durable shooting head that is hard to fish and won't last as long as other similarly priced lines. Thus, my comment that I wouldn't fish it if it were free.

Coming from someone who tried it in on multiple rods and who doesn't like turning down free stuff.

That's a better response, i've had better experiences with the lines, thank goodness there are many manufacturer's of lines to please everyone.

Grumpy

Bullwinkle
05-15-2009, 12:16 PM
IMHO (and it's worth what you paid for it) I like Cortland's Precision Platinum line

silvercreek
05-23-2009, 07:35 PM
Just to get things stirred up again, I just finished lawn casting a 5wt triangle taper on a Thomas and Thomas 9ft Spring Creek. It's an older T&T (All my rods are old rods) I had the line on an old Orvis DXR reel and forgot it was a triangle taper. It casted great. Made long casts easier and I had no trouble with arial mends or curve casts. The last time I fished it was on a T&T Beaverkill cane rod on the Henry's Fork, and it did fine there. The line was not the problem, but the reel. I lost a couple of good fish when the drag was set too light and the spool turned so fast it caused bird's nests and the trout busted off the leader. Apparently when I bought a new reel, I just kept the line on the DXR. I'm thinking about putting that triangle taper on a reel I fish. Just one more opinion to confuse the issue.

Grumpy
05-23-2009, 10:34 PM
No confusion here Silvercreek, folks either like it or hate it;)

Grumpy

silvercreek
05-24-2009, 08:34 AM
It would be dull world if everyone liked the same thing. The point I was trying to make and danced all around was that I had an unbiased reaction to the line, because I did not realize what I was casting until afterward. I had cast the same rod the day before with an older SA line, and the TT definetly cast better with THAT rod. Ah choices,choices.