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News, tips, articles and events from Cortland.


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...

Top 3 Insights for Catching Fall Muskies

Posted on November 12, 2013

The fall season is rapidly concluding for most of us living within the musky range. Additionally the open seasons for muskellunge fishing in some parts of the country are drawing to an end as well. But for anglers who still have time to catch their fish...

New Opaque White Indicator Mono

Posted on October 24, 2013

Cortland’s Opaque White Indicator Mono is a very unique new offering that anglers are going to want in their arsenal.  The opaque white mono maintains strong visibility in many light conditions, but white mono sitting on the surface and held off the ...

Q&A with Cortland Line Pro Staffer, Bob Jacklin

Posted on October 10, 2013

Bob Jacklin, of Bob Jacklin's Fly Shop in West Yellowstone, Montana has been a member of the Cortland Pro-Staff for over 39 years. Bob has been passing on his knowledge of fly fishing and fly tying to thousands of fly fishing enthusiasts around the world for five decades. We asked Bob a few questions...

Youth angler starts fly fishing passion with 444 Outfit.

Posted on September 30, 2013

About a month ago we received a photo of Jacob, a young Florida angler who recently began fly fishing with his new 444 Outfit. We wanted to share his excitement with you as he embarks on this angling journey. While family and school comes first, we'll let the pictures do the talking for how Jacob...

Q&A with Cortland Line Pro-Staffer, Charles Card

Posted on September 26, 2013

Cortland Line takes an in-depth look at Utah native and fly fishing fanatic Charles Card's past, present and future.  Fresh or saltwater, Charles has had countless trophy fish in his hands, so lets find out what this family man and conservationist is all about in our Q&A...

Cam Chioffi, 2013 Youth World Fly Fishing Championship individual gold medal winner

Posted on September 11, 2013

"Taught by his dad and grandfather, Cam has loved fishing since he was two. At age eight, he was introduced to fly fishing and has since become a student of the sport, reading and observing every bit of information available.  The first competitive clinic Cam attended was in May 2010 in Pennsylvania...

Cortland Competition Nymph Rod Review - Housatonic River Outfitters

Posted on September 05, 2013

When Cortland recently came out with their series of Competition Nymph fly rods, I was pleasantly surprised at just how damn good they actually are. At $219.95 (includes a rod tube), you cannot find a comparable specialized nymphing rod at this price point, and in fact they easily compete with rods costing 3 plus times...