Good Read

Just started Brett’s book on fly fishing the Chesapeake Bay that I purchased at the Show. I’m already hooked on his writing style and stories in my own backyard. So glad you were at the Show!

Show Winners!

Congrats to our Raffle Prize winners! Also, a big thanks to District Angling, Douglas Outdoors, Bob Selb of The Classic Fly Fisherman and Wayne from Grauer Fine Fly Tackle for their contributions of the prizes.

Message from Fred Grafeld, Vintage Tackle

A HUGE tip of the old Stetson to Wayne and Ralph on a job well done.  The show exceeded all expectations.  I heard nothing but positive comments from the floor on both sides of the aisle.  Attendees remarked that the lack of a credible show in the DC/Baltimore area has been addressed, and all were…

Come hungry to the Show tomorrow

Bunky will be at the Maryland Fly Fishing Show eating donuts! Full menu includes; Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Chili, Hot Dogs, Whole Fruit, Donuts, Muffins, Chips. Candy Bars, Coffee (from Baltimore Coffee and Tea) Bottled Soda & Water… Perhaps St. Patrick will grant you some luck of the Irish on his Day… we have some great…

RIP Lefty Kreh

Dear friends, I am sorry to relay sad information to all of you. Bernard Victor Kreh “Lefty” passed away today in the presence of his family. He passed without pain. He told us multiple times during the worsening of his illness how lucky he was to have so many friends. During these last few weeks…

The Show’s Fly Shops

Mike (Owner, Great Feathers) showing Derrick a rod last year that he just had to have! Five great fly shops joining the Show this year.  Great Feathers and Backwater Angler in Baltimore County, Beaver Creek and Hunting Creek from Western Maryland and our new friends covering the D.C. and nothern Virginia metropolitan area-Disctict Angling!

Ceramic Coffee Mugs

Thought it would be cool to have mugs available at the Show.  The high quality ceramic mug has our new logo and will quickly become one of your favorites.  Price is only $10 and your first cup of coffee at the Show is FREE!  We will be serving coffee from the local Baltimore Coffee and…

Vendor Spotlight: Project Healing Waters

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) began in 2005 serving wounded military service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since then, PHWFF has expanded nationwide, establishing its highly successful program in Department of Defense hospitals, Warrior Transition Units, and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and clinics. Project Healing…

Vendor Spotlight: Chesapeake Women Anglers

The goal of CWA is to be a premier fly fishing club, serving the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, dedicated to promoting fly fishing for women through education, fish outings, and environmental awareness. Chesapeake Women Anglers (CWA), formerly Chesapeake Outdoor Women, promotes fly fishing for women in a supportive, encouraging, non-competitive environment through education, clinics, fishing trips and special…

Vendor Spotlight: Hoagy Carmichael Jr.

A visit to Hoagy Bix Carmichael’s office on West 47th Street in New York City is a true adventure. His famous father, Hoagy Carmichael was a well-known singer, composer, actor, and bandleader known for songs like “Georgia on my Mind,” “Stardust,” and “Heart and Soul.” Show business pictures and all sorts of memorabilia line the…

Vendor Spotlight: Grauers Fine Fly Tackle

Hello, I’m Wayne Grauer (left in photo), sole owner of Grauer’s Fine Fly Tackle.  I’ve 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…

Vendor Spotlight: Henry Ramsey

My name is Henry Ramsay. I am the author of “Matching Major Eastern Hatches, New Patterns for Selective Trout” published by Stackpole / Headwater Books and released in January 2011, and co-author of “Keystone Fly Fishing Guide” released in 2017. I am a custom fly tier, fly fishing and fly tying instructor, photographer and presenter.…

Vendor Spotlight: Mark Susinno

Born in Washington, D.C., Mark Susinno grew up in the Maryland suburbs of the nation’s capital until moving to Brooklyn, N.Y., to attend Pratt Institute on a four-year, full-tuition merit scholarship. Upon graduation with highest honors and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting in 1979, Mark went to work as a torch-cutter and…

Bamboo Rods, not for everyone or are they?

Ever cast a bamboo rod?  If you would like to try one, why not attend the Maryland Fly Fishing Show on Saturday, March 17, 2018.  There are many misconceptions about bamboo rods.  For instance-you have probably heard that they break easy or cannot hold a heavy fish, they cost thousands of dollars and you have…

Vendor Spotlight: John Shaner

John’s video above talking about some of the classic Hardy reels John has been fly fishing for as long as he can remember. He caught his first trout on a fly he tied himself in 1965. He grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York and was fishing the Catskill Rivers as soon…

Vendor Spotlight: District Angling

Richard Farino – Founder, Guide, & Travel ================================ District Angling is an independent company formed to fill a small niche in the Washington DC area.  We cater to fishermen wanting access to local fisheries.  We specialize in fly fishing.  You probably remember us if you were a customer of a few of the previous shops in the…

Vendor Spotlight: Beaver Creek Fly Shop

The Beaver Creek Fly Shop is located on the banks of the Beaver Creek in Washington County, Maryland. We are 0.1 mile from route 70 at Exit 35 for Boonsboro, off of Mapleville Road (State Route 66.) Our store is fully stocked with rods, reels, lines, waders, boots, jackets, apparel and a huge selection of the finest flies and fly…