Have you applied mucilin to the furled leader?. You need to apply again when it starts sinking or it will drag a light floating line under.I've bought two flylines and never had a gift! Rubbish.
I tried my Gold WF3 for the first time Sunday. Despite having been on a reel for the whole winter it was limp as you could wish and cast nicely (I'm not a great caster but it was fine).
However, on the first outing the tip was sinking! HAs anyone else had that? I was using it with a WTT/Luke Bannister furled leader, maybe that was dragging it under?
I was kind of ok with it - didn't seem to affect the fishing - but surprised! Maybe I need to redress the leader.