Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: All Rivers flowing into Georgian Bay
I never really liked those step tapers from Cortland. It could be because I was early in the DT game when I tried them.
Compared to the SA salmon DT's and the UK branded Worcestershire Salmon DT's (favorite), those Cortland DT's had me scratching my head as I left the river.
I have since sold off those Cortland lines and it might be interesting to see how I could handle them now.
Never tried the Solstice your talking about, but looking at the GPS DT 7/8/9 matched for your rod, going really long might require a DT-9, but for usual distances the 10 will load quicker and more positively. A typical DT-10 at 65' weighs just a hair lighter than a GPS 7/8 at the same length. The GPS DT is really just two GPS WF lines placed back to back (belly to belly).
Have you Swung a Spey Fly today ??