Cortland Adds To Its Pro Staff Team

Matt “Gilligan” Koles

Gilligan brings to the river over 25 years of experience fishing and tying flies for Truckee River trout. Gilligan’s Guide Service runs trips year round on the Truckee River in California and Nevada, West and East of Reno, the Little Truckee River, and to Pyramid Lake in Nevada, home of some of the biggest freshwater trout in the world. Gill is a contract fly tier for Solitude Fly Co, and his flies can be found in finer fly shops across the country. Gilligan’s Guide Service offers half-day, full day, and float trips (Nevada only). Gilligan resides in Hirschdale, California along the banks of the Truckee River and is the authority on catching Truckee River Trout.


Mark "Wex" Wechsler

Many people know me as Wex in the industry short for Wechsler. I am a married man for 13 years in Sept to my wonderful wife Kirsten. She shares my passion for fly fishing and is pretty skilled herself with the fly rod. Every morning I am tying flies to get in the mindset and stock my box before I take a guided trip. In the heat of the season I'm working every day taking 1 or 2 guided trips a day on our local rivers such as the Eagle, Gore Creek, Yampa, Roaring Fork, Frying pan and the Colorado. On my time off I love to cast to spooky fish in clear shallow waters to challenge myself. Species that I love to target on my time off are Carp, bass, northern pike, tiger musky and of course trout. In the off season I like to travel to Florida and Mexico to target shallow water game fish such as Snook, redfish, permit, tarpon, and Rooster fish to name a few. I am very grateful for this opportunity to be on the pro staff and I'm excited to be a part of a team that will help take Cortland Line Company to the next level.