Cortland Competition Nymph & Lake Rods

MKII Nymph Rods

Cortland Competition MKII Nymph Rods have been created with over 30 years of top level competition know-how from the Cortland Pro staff. This new range of Euro style nymphing rods was put to the test at the World Fly Fishing Championships in Vail, Colorado in September 2016, by many of the world’s most successful competition anglers.  

The balance of weight, the main power in the butt section and the downward locking reel seat are all ideal for this style of nymphing. An ergonomic fighting butt provides the correct weight distribution and control for long days of fighting fish. The tip section is designed to be extremely light and crisp, yet soft enough to protect the finest tippet and not bounce fish.

The super lightweight blank is extremely durable and dampens quickly, allowing you to feel bites transmitted through the rod. A unique guide design featuring a lowered shooting guide allows knots to transition cleanly and assists in line control and shoot-ability, while preventing vibration and noise.Cortland Competition MKII Nymph Rods come with an embroidered black cloth sheath and Cordura orange rod tube.

MKII Lake Rods

As lake angling grows in popularity, the new Cortland Competition MKII Lake Rods are built to cover every situation, being supple enough to throw a tight loop with a long range floating line, whilst featuring enough power across the blank to cast a heavy tungsten sinking line. Designed to fish all lake lines from floater and intermediate right through to the heavyweight modern lines, the most gentle of takes will be transmitted through the blank right to your fingertips.

Ultra-premium grade Portuguese cork has been used for the handles, and each of the rods features a comfortable fighting butt for extra control while fighting fish. Single-foot guides and a stealthy uncoated sanded finish round these rods off in a  tactical, yet attractive manner.

MKII Lake Rods are surprisingly light, although built for heavy lines. They are well suited to all casting techniques, including the froller, but are still very sensitive, even when using sinking lines. They are ideal for river streamer fishing too. 

New Cortland Competition MKII Lake Rods come with an embroidered black sheath and a Cordura green rod tube.