View Full Version : Cutting Sylk Line Tip Off ?
10-24-08, 11:24 AM
I just read this over on the Classic Fly Rod Forum. Sounds like it might help. I really have no complaints but......
Has anyone tried it?
(The Cortland SYLK lines come with more than enough level section on them of 2ft. I have removed 16 inches from the level section like I have done on my other SYLK lines. This leaves the 10ft tapered section alone which is 2ft more than the regular 444 and leaves 8 inches on the level section which is still 2 inches more than on the 444. They cast much better and are now somewhere between the regular 444 lines and the SYLK lines. They turn a fly over much better than the stock SYLK line but still offer a very delicate delivery.)
10-24-08, 12:35 PM
Is the taper the same as a DT line? All my Sylks are DT and I've never thought about the forward taped and tip being any different from any other line. Interesting!! :rolleyes:
I'd definitely like to try it. Anything that would help me with fly turnover (without landing on the water with a thud) is worth exploring. I've heard of folks doing this with Wulff Triangle Taper lines as well. Looks like I need to work on my nail knots!
10-24-08, 06:38 PM
If you had a fine little superfine 1 wght, your flys wouldn't land w/ a thud.::ke: TRW
Don't be trying to inflict "seller's remorse"!
10-24-08, 09:34 PM
FishnPreacher, its a weight forward line being discussed.
Howard, if anything my guess is it would turn the fly over easier, but would also have a detrimental effect on presentation. However, I believe it would be a small effect and maybe none at all. I think that front section of the taper is to have a smaller mass at the end to help dissipation of energy therefore a gentler, softer landing.
Watkins, you got a 1 wgt? :) Its almost prime time and I am off next Friday with a repaired Bamboo on the way. Forget about Miller time, its DH time. I hardly fished this past summer, and that has to change this winter.
Yes, Jeff, Tom has a 1wt. I sold it to him for less than I should have, but I'm well comforted knowing it's in a good home with someone who will appreciate and use it well. I let a few rods/reels go a couple of months ago to subsidize the purchase of a new Sage ZXL 5wt. It's not a little wand like the Superfine 1wt, but it's the smoothest casting rod I own. Tight lines!
10-25-08, 06:22 PM
My off days work out to Mon., Tue. ,and Wed. and I intend on spending a lot of DH fishing time @ Paces and the Toccoa. Also got a fine 3wght from Howard, thanks HoWink. Welcome to fish the 1 wght. when I'm @ Paces. Hurry up DH ! ! ! TRW
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