Sometimes you just need to get
away. Away from the big name rivers with their full parking lots and hoards of
anglers. Away from crowds, away from hype, away from pretension. I bet you know
a little secret creek somewhere off the beaten path. Maybe your Dad or Granddad
first took you there. Maybe you discovered it yourself. But it’s a place you can
be alone, just you and the trout.
Or perhaps your passion is
stalking the most technically demanding trout you can find. Spring creeks, tail
waters, summer conditions and educated trout put special demands on the angler
and his equipment.
We know those secret trout
streams, and the challenge of selective trout too. So we created the new
Cortland Brook Series fly rods. These are rods designed from the grip up to meet
the special demands of smaller waters where accuracy and finesse are more
important than sheer power. Where fishing tiny flies and light tippets to wild
and wary trout is the name of the game.
Light, responsive, a joy to behold, these are rods you will be proud to own and
fish. Carefully tuned actions, nickel silver fittings, slim specie cork grips
and a special rod/reel carrier make these rods an unprecedented value.
The Cortland Brook Series fly
rods. Whether your idea of solitude is chasing brookies in a mountain stream or
casting to wily spring creek browns, we have the rod for you!
Brook 663 - 6’6”’ 3wt 4pc. 2.5
A small stream. Pocket water. Overhanging branches reaching for your fly. A
tight loop cast drops the little parachute against the bank and a wild brookie
eats it like his last meal. Here’s the rod for those secret canopied creeks and
Brook 703 – 7’ 3wt 4pc. 2.6
Tricos! For some it’s a hatch to be ignored. For others, it’s the highlight of
the fishing season. If you haven’t stalked a sipping brown on a Summer morning
you’ve missed one of the greatest and most rewarding challenges in trout
fishing. The 703 is the perfect Trico rod. Delicate, accurate, easy loading,
short enough to maneuver in tight spots, but long enough to control line. Oh,
and it’s a great rod for fishing terrestrials and midges too!
Brook 804 – 8’ 4wt. 4pc. 2.6
Big enough for medium size rivers, small enough for that favorite brook, the 804
is a lightweight performer. Able to throw a wide range of fly sizes, cast short
or long, protect delicate tippets and drop your fly on a dime. Midges, dries,
small nymphs, terrestrials, spring-time on a mountain brook or summer low water
on larger streams. And farm pond blue gills are a hoot on this stick! If you
have to choose one light line fly rod you can’t go wrong with this classic
Brook 864 – 8’ 6” 4wt. 4pc.
The dry fly specialist’s favorite. Plenty of length for distance and line
control, short enough for maximum accuracy, and with enough delicacy to protect
fine tippets, this rod excels on any size trout stream. The 864 is the experts’
choice for pin-point accuracy on technical trout rivers and spring creeks
everywhere. Floating lines, long leaders, small dries and nymphs are this rod’s
forte. Wherever the trout are rising, the 864 is right at home!
Brook 865 – 8’ 6” 5wt. 4pc.
Perhaps the most versatile trout rod size, the 865 is the go to choice of trout
anglers everywhere. Able to cast the entire range of fly sizes and types, this
rod can reach out when needed yet is still delicate enough to fish light leaders
and tiny dries. Whether the menu is bead heads, dries or even smaller ‘buggers
and streamers, the 865 can handle the job. Accuracy, control, adaptability,
light weight, power and finesse, this rod has it all. The all round trout rod.