Intermediate Lines?

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  1. flyrig

    flyrig Member

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    Can anyone comment about the differences in the Cortland 444 cameo line and the Rio In touch line? I need a new line and have been using the Cortland for a while but open to trying a different line.
     
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    I've never liked the Cortland camo line, but many people do. I'm currently fishing a Rio InTouch camolux and like it. Their aqualux is good too. If I were buying a new intermediate, I'd also check out SA Titan full intermediate and Airflo sixth sense lines. I'm a fan of low stretch sinking lines. Way less spool memory and fewer tangles in the running line.
     
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    Unlike Mr. @troutpocket, I have a Cortland Camo and really like it. The downside (two, actually) is its stretch and coil memory. I do find the line's coil memory to be tolerable if I take the time to stretch the line as I unspool it before casting. As to it not being low stretch like the SA Titan and Airflo Sixth Sense, I can't cast far enough for that to be a problem with hook set. I do seem to remember some issues with the old Cortland Camo's being prone to breaking, gee, never heard any negative smack about Rio lines breaking.:rolleyes:

    Ps. I'm a fan of Airflo Sixth Sense lines. My type-7 Airflo gets a lot of use. As troutpocket says, it is low stretch so there's really good connection to the fly and any strike.
     
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  4. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    One thing to consider about the SA Titan is its sink rate.
    Maybe it was because I was using it in saltwater, but it just wouldn't sink.
    It would float on the surface for a decent amount of time before going under the surface. It acted more like a slow sinking hover line then a true intermediate.
    It did cast very nicely and rarely tangled.
    SF
     
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    Sounds like a couple of my floating lines........
     
  6. Old trout

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    I agree with troutpocket. I have used the Cortland camo line and did not like it. I use the Rio in touch line. Another line I use a lot and is worth considering is the Rio Hover line. It is my first choice. It now comes in the In Touch low stretch line.
     
  7. flyrig

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    Decided to go with the Rio in touch line. Might need to use a longer leader as this line does not look to be quite as stealthy but it should cast better and I like the built in marker.
     
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    I like the hover line too. Do you find the sink rate is noticeably different than the in-touch camolux? I really haven't found a need for my hover because my camolux sinks pretty slow vs other intermediate lines I've used.
     
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    I have a SA clear intermediate line & a RIO intermediate line. I like the SA line for lakes. A bit stiff but after a few casts it does ok. The RIO line has a lot coil memory. Sinks ok but the camo coloring is too much at least for clear water lakes.
     
  10. Old trout

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    At first no, I don't see much difference. but after several cast, the hover line does seem to sink a bit faster. What I like about the hover is the way it cast ( at least for me. I'm not a great caster.) and that, when I start the retrieve, it stays at that depth. I mainly fish with a 5 wt and my hover is a few years old. I just purchased a 6 wt and I noticed coloring is a different. I was going to spend a few days next week at Chopaka Lake and was going to try it out, but that isn't working out, so I'll have to wait to try out a new rod and line. I'll have t trim the hedge instead.
     
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    SA Sonar seems to be working just fine.
     
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    dp ~El Pescador

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    Chopaka is fishing well. buggers on an intermediate line - stripped, not trolled.
     
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