Gregg Thorne of the Minneapolis-based Thorne custom-rod company has joined Cortland in the production of the CTR rod series, one of the best values in the industry at $59.95 to $64.95. Spinning, casting, muskie and saltwater sticks are in the series-there are even flipping and noodling rods-covering everything from ultralight to heavy-duty assignments. All are one-piece and deliver Thorne’s trademark species-specific actions.