Cortland's Competition Rods
European-style nymphing is catching on in the U.S, enter Cortland’s Competition rod series. Built from high-modulus, ultra-sensitive graphite blanks, our rods are weighted toward the butt to help maintain the optimum 45-degree angle without tiring your wrist. The matte black finish helps dampen vibration to prevent shock waves when presenting the fly. Black, single-foot guides are oversized to ease leader knot transfers for fishing short distances. And the handle is thin, with an ergonomic taper that allows an angler to touch a finger against the blank for strike detection. These 4-piece rods include hook keepers and fighting butts with hard cork bottoms.