Cortland Competition MKII Nymph Rods

( 2 Reviews )

I've been fishing the prototypes of these rods for over a year now. I feel they are a significant upgrade from the original Cortland Competition Nymph Rods. A few features that have been updated include:


  • downlocking reel seat to shift the balance point deeper into the cork
  • reduced swing weight and better balance in the hand to reduce fatigue
  • lighter and more durable military grade carbon fiber
  • faster recovery speed and a better dampening blank to improve casting accuracy
  • improved guides and a stripping guide on the lowest piece to reduce sag of the line between the hand on the first guide

Available in 10' 2 weight, 10' 6" 3 weight, 11' 2 weight, and 11' 3 weight.


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2 Reviews

Douglas Evans May 25th 2021

Cortland MKII 3wt 10’6”

Was in Blueridge GA , Noontootla Creek Farms and my guide said let’s try that rod! Boy did we have an amazing day. Thank you Devin!

Kurt Klussmann Jan 20th 2020

MK II 10'6 #3 and 10' #2

Wonderful rods. The 10'6 #3 is quick with a bit of backbone and power making it great for streamers but also for turning over dry droppers and in slightly heavier water for straight nymphing. The 10' #2 is equally fantastic and is great for slightly smaller water as a nymphing/dry dropper rod or if you need a little extra tippet protection. These MK II rods feel a bit stiffer in the butt section and are slightly quicker compared to their Thomas & Thomas counterparts in my experience and are pretty bullet proof. Very well designed and built, with down locking reel seats and are a distinct blank upgrade from the original Competition line and even the new Nymph series (both of which are excellent in their own rights).

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