Gear Giveaway Contest

Win ten Cortland fly lines, valued up to $899.

The winner of this contest gets to pick any ten fly lines shown on Cortland’s website, but we want to share some of our favorite Cortland lines with you.

The 444 Classic Modern Trout ($59.95; WF3F to WF6F; pictured second from left) delivers the ultimate combination of performance and price. An ideal weight distribution along the taper will load fast-action rods, while still maintaining the sensitivity necessary to detect subtle takes. This full-floater has a front welded loop, plus the power and controlled taper design to cast everything from weighted indicator rigs, to streamers and dry flies. It is offered in both orange and moss green to give you the choice of stealth or high visibility.

The Precision Coldwater Blitz ($79.95; 200- to 450-gr. head weights; pictured second from right) features Cortland’s new heat tempered HTx coating technology for a super-slick, ultra-smooth, durable surface. Built on a monofilament core, it has a 21-foot clear intermediate head, floating sky blue running line and welded loops at both ends. It’s short-head taper design delivers quick, accurate casts with minimal false casting.

The Precision Trout Boss HTx ($79.95; WF3F to WF8F; pictured far right) is a full-floating line built on a thinner core with a complex new taper design, heat tempered HTx surface technology and welded loops at both ends. Built a full-size heavy, the 46.5-foot head quickly loads fast-action rods and increases line speed. The thinner core gives the line a smaller diameter-to-mass ratio without skewing its specific gravity or killing energy transfer. And the HTx heat tempered coating seals out dirt and oils while maintaining an exceptionally low coefficient of friction. It casts tighter loops, shoots farther, floats higher and is even more durable than its predecessor.

Cortland’s Liquid Crystal floating fly lines ($89.95; WF6F to WF12F; pictured far left) are both award-winning and tournament-winning, and are available in Flats, Tarpon and Guide tapers, in clear, sky blue and sea foam green coating colors, with welded loops at both ends. The Liquid Crystal is made by extruding a proprietary blend of clear polyethylene and advanced co-polymers over a monofilament core, permanently fusing the core and coating to eliminate line stretch for unequalled strike detection and instantaneous hook sets. It shoots faster and farther than any conventional PVC floating fly line ever made.

See the full line-up at your local fly shop, and take one for a test drive. For more information contact Cortland Line Co.; Tel.: (800) 847-6787; Web:

Contest Entry Form

Use the form below to enter yourself in this month's Fly Fish America Gear Giveaway Contest!

Contest Rules:
No purchase necessary. Contest void where prohibited by law. One entry per person. To enter this issue's contest fill out the online entry form before midnight on the date listed above. Chances of winning determined by the number of entrants. Mail-in entries will not be accepted. Duplicate entries will be discarded. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. To be eligible to win, entrants must be U. S. citizens, residents of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia, and be at least 18 years of age. The prize, as described above, will be awarded to a single winner as the only prize in this contest. The winner will be selected in a random drawing held on or after the deadline listed above. The winner will be notified by telephone, mail or e-mail within 30 days of the drawing.