Whet My Line
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As a professional saltwater fishing guide, back in the day I earned my living putting customers on fish. I had to have confidence that my equipment — including my line — would perform. When fishing for snook around the docks and in the mangroves, I had the additional concern of the line rubbing against pilings and roots covered with barnacles. When chasing 100-pound-plus tarpon along the beach and pulling the hooked fish out of the school,...
Our high-performance HTx surface results from a multistage application process. First, we infuse the line coating with a special bonding agent and add a high-viscosity layer of our secret ingredient (the "x") to the line’s surface to fill all nanoscale surface imperfections. Finally, a controlled, high-temperature flash-heat application cures and permanently seals the line with a glass-smooth texture.
Cortland Line Company is fortunate to be headquartered in the midst of exceptional wild trout fishing — the incomparable Delaware River system is a short drive away. With large wild rainbows and browns in glassy pools receiving heavy fishing pressure from many of the best dry fly anglers in the Northeast each season, it’s the perfect location to hone the ideal presentation fly line.
Over the past two decades, the US two-handed fly fishing market has grown and changed significantly. Today, sales of shorter 10’6’’ to 12’ rods easily outnumber the longer traditional spey rods, and these versatile shorter “switch” length rods are being used in many non-conventional spey markets.
Running the International Supervision Department for FIPS Mouche, the winter months for me are not just about tying flies, but about recruiting a team of 15 guys who are willing to sacrifice their own family vacation time helping to make sure the World Championships, European Championships, and the World Youth Championships are ran as smoothly as possible.
Trout primarily feed beneath the surface. On heavily pressured fisheries or on days when surface activity is limited, nymphing offers the greatest chance for success. For many anglers, the increased complexity and challenge of controlling the drift can make it difficult to know where to start.
Just like other species there are different ways and techniques to catching crappie and all fishermen/women don't fish the same.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website at www.cortlandline.com. A primary focus was to make it visitor-friendly. As such, the site provides quick, easy navigation through its broad range of quality products. With just a couple clicks, one can view a vast array of braided fly lines, backing, leaders, tippet, nets and other accessories. For the sport...
Montana's Bitterroot River is home to hard-fighting, wary trout — and practically every fishing challenge that a fly angler will encounter. Versatile water like this requires a versatile line. That's where Cortland Line Company's Trout Boss fly line excels.
If you were to ask any northern muskie angler what his or her favorite muskie fishing destinations are, the waterways of Northwestern Ontario, North central Minnesota, the clusters of lakes in Northern Wisconsin, and the Great Lakes are the likely unanimous choices.