Vendor Spotlight: Grauer’s Fine Fly Tackle

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHello, I’m Wayne Grauer (left in photo), sole owner of Grauer’s Fine Fly Tackle.  I am the founder of the Maryland Fly Fishing and Collectibile Tackle Show and have been in the fly fishing business for thirty plus years and have had the pleasure of meeting many of you at the various fly fishing shows on the East Coast that I have participated in over the years.

I was the oldest R.L. Winston dealer in the country.  Other companies I’ve represented were: Charlie & Steve Jenkins, Jon Parker, John Zimny, Hardy, Ross and Cortland.  I presently sell:  Hardy, Douglas, Cortland, Wulff, Chota and Pure Fishing products.

Over these many years,  I have had pass through my hands many of the classic and modern bamboo rods,  fiberglass rods and reels.  I’ve learned alot about vintage tackle from persons such as Joe Garman, Fred Grafeld, Bob Selb, Tom Clark, Jack Coyle, Hoagy Carmichael, John Shaner and rod builders Per Brandin, Glenn Brackett, Tom Morgan, Jerry Kustich, Marc Aroner, Dana Gray, Domenic Croce, Charles and Steve Jenkins, Jon Parker, John Zimny and others.  These gentlemen were more than generous with their help and have become cherished friends and I am eternally grateful to them.

Also, helping at my own booth while I work with our vendors will be my good friend Fred Grafeld, owner / operator of the original Vintage Tackle (1979 -20??), and more recently rod cataloger and auction manager for Crossroads Angling Auction.

Please come to the Maryland Fly Fishing Show, stop by my booth and say hello…

  2 comments for “Vendor Spotlight: Grauer’s Fine Fly Tackle

  1. Thomas Denney
    February 28, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Looking forward to seeing you again…

  2. John Dilworth
    March 12, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Wayne, Congratulations on the success of your show. It’s great to see a local show again and how interest in it has grown so quickly. It demonstrates this type of event has been sorely missed and can easily become an anticipated annual “must attend”. I had a table at the show last year and although not a true vendor, I feel honored to have been a part of the first show. John Dilworth.

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