The ag­gres­sive boss with a del­i­cate side

Trout & Salmon (UK) - - Tackle -

For every fish­er­man who needs to throw a long line to reach feed­ing fish, there is an­other for whom del­i­cate pre­sen­ta­tion is the key to suc­cess and the dou­ble-ta­per line has long been their weapon of choice if tar­get­ing fish at short and medium range. Although the Trout Boss DT is a dou­ble ta­per, Cort­land has made its ta­pers more ag­gres­sive to load the rod quicker for fast, short-range de­liv­ery. The olive-green 6ft front sec­tion runs into a high­float­ing, long, level, yel­low body: a 68ft body on the 80ft 2wt and 3wt lines, or a 78ft body on the 90ft 4wt, 5wt and 6wts. This makes it eas­ier to pick the line off the wa­ter for roll-casts or to mend, per­fect for fish­ing dry-flies or nymph­ing. The line changes colour again to a 6ft or­ange rear ta­per, mak­ing it pos­si­ble to re­verse the whole line, which has al­ways been a sell­ing point of dou­ble­ta­pers. It al­lows you to choose be­tween a sub­tle or high-vis­i­bil­ity op­tion to suit con­di­tions. Cort­land’s more ag­gres­sive ta­per also makes the Trout Boss DT a good choice for light-line reser­voir work, al­low­ing you to cast small flies into a wind and still main­tain pre­sen­ta­tion, ideal for fish­ing dry-flies, emerg­ers or even tra­di­tional loch-style wet-flies. CORT­LAND TROUT BOSS DT £79.99 Tel: 01805 804 352. Web: tur­rall.com

The Boss DT is a dou­ble­ta­per line of sorts: there are short 6ft ta­pers at ei­ther end of the long body.

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