This article is from the Hanggliding and Paragliding FAQ, by Joao Geada with numerous contributions by others.
A static line tow generally uses a line from 1000 to 2000 ft
long. A payout winch may have up to 6000 ft of rope on it but more
generally will have about 3000 ft. on it. A stationary winch will have
anywhere from 2000 ft. to 5000 ft. or more of rope on it.