I heard via the grapevine that Cortland is revamping the company. New lines and products. They took a big hit when new line companies started showing up. For the longest time it was Cortland and Scientific Angler as the primary line companies. That changed. One of the founders of Cortland was a virtual friend of mine... the late Leon Chandler. Once he retired from Cortland, he spent his summers camped along the Missouri River. He was crazy about that river. I had a standing invite to go fishing with him but unfortunately, he passed on before I made it to the Missouri. Over the years, I flipped flopped back and forth between Cortland and SA lines. One in one specific model would be better than the competition but not all. I've always felt the Cortland, clear, intermediate sinking line was better than the SA offering. I also prefer the Cortland 444 over the SA Mastery. However, I like the SA bass taper more than the Cortland version. During recent history things have gone wacko in the line biz... as far as I'm concerned, the companies started offering far too many specialized lines and too many companies tossed their hat in the ring. Fortunately, I don't need any new lines right now and that's a good thing... I have no idea what line I would buy. For crying out loud, you don't need a specific line for nymph fishing. You don't need a specific line for spring creeks. You don't need a specific line for use on Tuesdays. You don't need a different line 1 hour after eating lunch. Anyway, it will be interesting to see what direction Cortland will take. I'd cut the number of different lines back to the basics. I don't have enough extra spools to accommodate a different line for every single situation I may encounter while trout fishing and offering all the specific situation lines is too damned confusing.