Monday, September 30, 2013

Youth angler starts fly fishing passion with 444 Outfit.

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 now spends his free time.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

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

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.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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

 Who is Cam Chioffi?

"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.  During that clinic, he learned the basics of competition he uses today.  After that clinic, he was hooked and attended several more around the country with the aim of learning and improving his technique.  In 2013 Cam won the individual gold and team gold at the Youth World Fly Fishing Championships in Ireland. In other recent competitions, he placed 4th (Youth Nationals 2012 in NC) and 7th (America Cup 2012 in CO).  Cam lives in the Boston area and is a member of Greater Boston Trout Unlimited.  His local fishing is done on rivers like the Swift, Farmington, and the Assabet.  He also enjoys fishing Central Vermont for native trout, and Cape Cod for stripers and bluefish.  Cam is a junior at Weston High School where he plays varsity ice hockey and continues to teach fly fishing to his friends and in his community". (

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cortland Competition Nymph Rod Review - Housatonic River Outfitters

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 more. They are designed to catch fish, with actions that are specifically tweaked for the deadly technique of Euro Nymphing, enabling you to turn over longer leaders & lightweight flies if necessary, while still giving you tippet protection. They also make fantastic wet fly/soft-hackle rods, due to their extra length & softer tips. These rods are all designed to balance nicely and be light in the hand to minimize fatigue. The #2 and #3 rods are ideally suited to Euro Nymphing, while the #4's crossover into both Euro & Indicator nymphing. To really maximize your rods performance for Euro Nymphing, consider matching it up with a  Cortland Competition Nymph line and make a sighter out of Cortland’s brightly colored Inidcator Mono.