To fool, hook and land a fish, everything must go right. Particularly if that fish is big. At Cortland, we know that extends to more than just fly lines. That’s why our leaders, tippet material, backing and polytaper tips are engineered to perform flawlessly — turning over big flies in big wind, making subtle presentations on spring creeks and outlasting blistering runs on the flats. Fish have many ways to break your heart. We make sure gear failure isn’t one of them.


You probably don’t use backing on every fish, but when you do, it’s pretty important to have high-quality braid. We make ours in a variety of colors, strengths and braid options to pack tight, resist twisting and prevent tangling.