Cortland Nymph Series Fly Rods

( 6 Reviews )

I've had the fortune of testing prototypes and pre-production models of these rods since summer 2019. I firmly believe they punch far above their price tag. I would say unequivocally that these are the best entry level rods currently on the market. I don't think you get any upgrade in performance without going to full premium priced rods. They have updated materials which have resulted in a lighter and more durable rod than their predecessor the Competition Nymph Rod (Devin Olsen's view of these rods)

Cortland’s Nymph series fly rods were specifically designed for modern nymphing techniques. Built on a super light graphite blank which dampens and recovers quickly for exceptional feel. The low reflective, matte black finish allows for an extremely stealthy approach while providing an addition layer of protection. The down-locking reel seat combined with the composite fighting butt allows for exceptional balance and fast hook sets. Nymph Series fly rods feature over-sized light wire single foot guides for easier passage of fly line, monofilament and knots. All ferrules and guides are coated with highly durable epoxy, resisting cracks, flex stress and excessive knots. Finished with alignment dots, size specific rod bags and a protective cordura rod tube.

• 4 Piece Graphite Blank With Matte Finish
• Anodized Down-locking Reel Seat
• Dual Locking Rings
• Premium Ferrule & Guide Epoxy
• Over-sized Light Wire Single Foot Guides
• High-grade Cork
• Cork Composite Fighting Butt
• Alignment Dots
• Finished with Rod Bag and Cordura Rod Tube


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6 Reviews

Jesse Spears Aug 25th 2020

Cortland Nymph Rod

I have been fishing an 11’ #3 Syndicate P2 for 3 years and wanted to get a rod for my son. I heard good things about the Cortland Nymph rod and decided to get one. For the price this is an amazing rod. It’s a really light rod which is very noticeable compared to a Syndicate rod, which those are known to be heavy with good backbone. This Cortland has good backbone to land large fish as well, the sensitivity is very good, and these two things are what really stand out to me so far. Great rod for the price in my opinion. This rod stood up to the big fish test in Colorado on the South Platte River in Cheeseman Canyon and Deckers, as well as the Taylor and Blue Rivers. I am impressed with this rods performance. I think for the price it’s a steal honestly.

John Huber Jul 4th 2020

What I forgot...

Just thought I would add that the rod balances really well with my Lamson Liquid 2, which is not an expensive reel. Additionally, because I still do not like carrying two rods, I have experimented with a DT4F and dry/dropper on this one in the afternoons when encountering some rising fish that I could not reach with the euro rig. Casts massive loops which may look amusing to some, but have worked for me. I am enjoying the heck out of this rod! Thanks!

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