Monday, July 23, 2012


This blog has been looking pretty stale from the lack of updates, and there is no better way to give it a fresh look than to post some pictures from my recent trip to Montana!

Sunset over the Missouri River.

We planned our trip for 9 days, splitting our time between the Missouri, Gallatin, and Madison Rivers. We caught the Missouri just right, nailing fish on dries, droppers, and nymphing. We took a lot of fish form the Might Mo once we figured them out and had a blast playing with the cookie cutter 16-18'' Rainbows.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Trout BOSS Fly Line

For the past month or so, we have been putting our New Trout BOSS Fly Line to the test. Here are some results.....

Tight Lines,

Friday, March 9, 2012

Spring is Right Around the Corner!

It may not seem like it, but Spring really is right around the corner!

A prime example is the 18'' Brown Trout below, that was caught on a Dry Fly on March 7th!! The fish was rising consistently to stoneflies around 5PM. My first few casts were short and it took me a cast or two to get the right drift. Once I found the sweet-spot, it took about 3 or 4 drifts over the fish until I got him to eat.

It isn't the best picture - I was using the camera on my phone. The fish fought well, took some drag, and jumped once. Of course, I was using our new Trout BOSS Line so I kept trying to think of some funny things to say, like....

"I just BOSSed that fish around."
"I just gave that fish a new BOSS!"
"BOSSed 'em!"

Tight Lines,

Monday, February 20, 2012

Cortland Line Company New Fly Lines: Switch Line

The last (but not least) of our new lines that I will write about is our Precision Switch Line. This line quickly became a favorite of mine last fall while targeting Steelhead on Lake Ontario Tributaries because of its versatility.

 The new Switch Lines from Cortland performs 3 major functions to help you get maximum performance from your switch rod - Overhead casting for tossing streamers or bulky flies, spey style roll casts for swinging flies, and indicator nymphing with ease, at impressive distances. Cortland's Switch Line is 100' total, a color change at 45' with a 12' rear taper extension for supporting long mends and roll casts. Tip diameters are oversized to turn over bulky flies, indicator rigs, or connect a polyleader to the Cortland Super Fused Loop.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cortland's Camo Monofilament Review

Click here to read a review of our Camo Monofilament by Andrew Ragas (Fishing Headquarters).

These are results that no one can argue with!

Thanks for the review, Andrew!
Tight Lines,

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

South Florida Fly Fishing with Rhett Fisher

Check out this short video from Rhett Fisher about fly fishing the canals in South Florida!!

Freshwater Apocalypse from Rhett Fisher on Vimeo.

Thanks for sharing, Rhett.

Tight Lines,

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tiger Muskies!

Joe Goodspeed hit one of the Finger Lakes this weekend for some ice fishing. He was targeting Tiger Muskies on live bait under tip-ups, using Cortland Braided Ice Line and Cortland's Tooth Critter!

Lets see what kind of trouble Joe got into.....
This is a promising start....
It looks like Joe can't even believe it!
Here we see Joe get creative with his rigging.
This fish ate that shiner above!
Looks like a fun time!

Check back for more reports!

Tight Lines,

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Great Fly Fishing Video

I saw this video posted on someones Facebook account this morning and just had to post it here. The beginning is hilarious and the video ends with some amazing footage of top-water strikes! Enjoy!

Tight Lines,

Friday, January 13, 2012

Cortland HI-VIS Mono!

My post yesterday asking "Where is Winter?!" was met with about 5 inches of fresh powder this morning outside and these pictures from Phil Schweik of Northern Wisconsin! Enjoy!

Thanks for submitting these Phil! Phil was using our Cortland HI-VIS Monofilamentis low light conditions to help him land some of these fish. 

Got any fishing pictures you want to share? Submit them to me at!

Tight Lines,

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Where is Winter?!

A simple Google search of "national lack of snow" will bring up thousands of results.

It isn't news to anyone here in Cortland that we still don't have any snow on the ground! While fishing in 40 and even close to 50 degree weather is nice during January (notably one of the coldest months of the year), you can't help but wonder what the spring is going to be like. At this rate, there will be little to no run-off this spring! I understand that the water table in the ground is at its near maximum, so most of the rain we're getting now "runs-off" into the streams, but what will happen in the Spring?

Lets not forget ice fishing. The general lack of ice across the nation's well know ice fisheries is really hurting businesses that depend on them.

Will water temperatures sky rocket so early this year that it will be hard for streams to recover? Will streams be at an all time low this summer? It is hard to say. Nature usually has a way of working itself out, so only time will tell, but you can bet that I'm praying for some snow!

Tight Lines,

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Pike Eats a Baby Duck!

Pike eats a baby duck!!

Tight lines,

Cortland Line Company Packing Fly Lines

Ever wonder what it is like packing fly lines? Does a machine do it? How many can someone do in an hour? Can someones job be to just pack fly lines?!

Some of those questions can be answered in the video I made while Nate and I were packing fly lines one day. I though to myself, "Before I worked here I used to wonder how these lines were packed....I'm sure other people have as well!". That is when I pulled out my GoPro Hero camera, and started recording. Here is the final result!

See your fly line in there?

Keep checking back!

Tight lines,