I knew cortland made a clear fly line but didn't know they were the only one that makes them. As for your advise about ebay I will definately check that out. An intermediate will be fine I just wants something that sinks at a moderate rate. Thanks
Cortland makes both clear and camouflage Type 1 (intermediate sink) lines. SA makes clear intermediate lines (Stillwater series?). You can attach backing and leader butt to the Cortland lines with a nail knot with no problem; with the SA lines, a good sharp pull on such a knot will peel the coating off the monofilament core, making it necessary to use some other method of attachment. The SA lines, though rated as intermediate, have a sink rate more like a Type 2 or 3 while the Cortland lines are a true intermediate.
Ditto what Preston said. When I was shopping for a clear or clear-camo line, my fly shop recommended the Cortland line because they said it would hold a nail knot much better than the SA line. I've used my Cortland clear-camo line two years now without any problems, and it's definitely my favorite line. They can be obtained most anywhere, but I see Cabela's has them for $48, and that includes shipping and, of course, no sales tax.
I have a Wulf Triangle Taper clear intermediate for my 6-wt. Quite simply, the best casting line I have ever owned, and it seems to catch fish. A perfect saltwater-beach or lake line. It's a little pricey (aren't they all?), you have to use an albright rather than a nail knot, and I haven't had it long enough to vouch for its durability (lasted 1.5 yrs so far), but I can't recommend it highly enough.
The Hook & Hackle Co., 7 Kaycee Loop Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901; www.hookhack.com sells Cortland 333 crystal clear intermediate lines in WF5I - WF9I for $33.95, and if you order online, you can deduct 20%. I have one, a WF9I, that sinks at approx. a Type 2 rate: more like slow-sinking than a true intermediate. It's clear-finish, like the Sci. Anglers "slime line."