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Fly-Fishing: Competitive anglers spur use of longer rods

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We seem to be in an era of long fly rods, and New York’s own Cortland Line Co. is establishing itself as a leader in the field. Last summer, the company unveiled a series of five long rods, designed for fishing nymphs, but adequate for other uses such as dry flies or streamers. Generations of trout fishers have considered the nine-foot, 5-weight rod the standard all-around choice. Today, Cortland, Sage and Grey’s carry 10-plus-footers in ...

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