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,