Mark Schindel Joins Cortland

December 6, 2012 By: Erin Block

Cortland Line Company has announced a new Director of Sport Fishing and Outdoor Products: Mark Schinsel.  Schinsel brings twenty years in the fishing industry to the table, including fly, conventional, as well as guiding experience, as he begins work to bring more awareness to Cortland products.

Read the full press release in the extended entry.

Mark Schindel Joins Cortland as Director of Sport Fishing and Outdoor Products

(Cortland, NY) Mark Schindel has joined the Cortland Line Company as their new Director of Sport Fishing and Outdoor Products. A 20-year veteran of the fishing and hunting industry, Mark has held  marketing and sales positions at Shakespeare Fishing Tackle, Gerber Legendary Blades, PRADCO Fishing, and the Plano Molding Company. He started his career as a professional saltwater fishing guide on Florida’s west coast.

Randy Brown, Cortland’s President and CEO made the announcement. “Mark brings the depth of experience and expertise that we believe will help re-establish Cortland as a player in the conventional fishing market. The superior quality and performance of Cortland’s many braided line products have been a well-kept secret for too many years — and we’re looking forward to working with Mark to change that.”

Schindel added, “As a professional guide, I knew the importance of quality gear, and when it comes to Cortland’s product performance, it’s second to none.”

Schindel will be responsible for managing the sales and promotion of Cortland’s braided, extruded and coated lines, paracord and related products to sporting goods chains, distributors, leading independent retailers and charterboat captains across the U.S. and Canada.

About the Cortland Line Company:

Cortland is a leading manufacturer of fly-fishing lines, braided fishing lines, monofilament lines, and braided paracord. Cortland’s rich, 98-year history includes supporting the war effort by manufacturing parachute and bomb cord. In 1953, Cortland introduced the first modern PVC-coated fly line and has continued to lead the industry in innovative technological products. Cortland’s current products include Precision® fly lines, C-16 SuperBraid®, MasterBraid®, and Spectron® . Cortland fly lines and braided line products are made in the U.S.A.


Randy Brown  (607) 756-2851
Mark Schindel  (845) 255-5121