The Vintage Series was designed with simplicity in mind. There are two different lines, a double taper and a weight forward. The DT line is designed for more delicate dry fly work and the WF line accommodates a broader range of flies in the larger sizes.
Both lines come in an 80' length in sizes 3 through 5 and 90' in sizes 6 through 8. We feel the extra length isn't needed in the smaller sizes and the shorter length will more easily accommodate the smaller reels that were used when your older rods were in their heyday. The WF lines come with a loop on the front of the line only.
To accommodate the vast majority of glass, cane, and other slow action rods available today 406 lines were designed for accuracy and a smooth presentation, not a double hauling "rip your underwear" type cast. If you need a line that you can throw a country mile please look elsewhere. If you want a line that will land where you want without spooking the entire pool then these are for you.
All 406 fly lines utilize AST technology, a patented dry-slick technology which provides continual line slickness, allowing the line to shoot farther as it moves through the guides. Lines with AST easily shed dirt, algae, and other parasitic drag particles, allowing lines to cast farther, float higher, and stay cleaner than traditional lines.
3WF - 100 grains
4WF - 120 grains
5WF - 140 grains
6WF - 160 grains
7WF - 185 grains
8WF - 210 grains
For our international customers: please note that delivery times vary widely in different countries. If you haven't received your order within three weeks please send us an email and we will track it down or resend your order. An email with your tracking number is sent with each order so you can see how it's progressing through the mail system.