Whet My Line

News, tips, articles and events from Cortland.

Competitive Fly Fishing Outlook

Posted on May 29, 2014

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. 

Nymph Like You Mean It

Posted on May 19, 2014

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.

Crappie Fishing with Team Roper Outdoors

Posted on May 16, 2014

Just like other species there are different ways and techniques to catching crappie and all fishermen/women don't fish the same. 

May 2014 News

Posted on May 07, 2014

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...


Be a Trout Boss

Posted on May 02, 2014

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. 

Catching Colds over Tennessee Muskies

Posted on April 14, 2014

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.

Spring Waters

Posted on March 27, 2014


You feel the change in the air as Spring rolls into the Florida Keys.  Winter’s spent wrapping marabou and feathers onto hooks, walking out of the house and into the office with traces of green marabou on your pant legs all boil down to filling up that particular fly box to be emptied out this time of year.


Posted on February 27, 2014

The Central NY winter has been epic, and stream trout fishing has definitely been limited by the heavy accumulation of ice.  All that ice makes for some interesting fishing opportunities near Cortland, including a quest to break the ice world record for Tiger Musky (27lb 5oz) 

Cortland Pro Staff Spotlight

Posted on January 13, 2014

Way Yin recently joined the Cortland Pro Staff, and we’re proud to have him as a leading industry representative and adviser. Way started when he was 8 years old, tying flies and fishing his home-finished fiberglass rod for bass and panfish...

December 2013 News

Posted on December 10, 2013

At Cortland, we’re continually working to improve our manufacturing process, products and the way we do business. As part of that ongoing effort, our 2014 fly and sport fishing products will feature new packaging design, layout and color scheme...