Vendor Spotlight: Catch-A-Lure

Fisherman’s helper – Turn your fly fishing rod into a fishing lure retriever   Advantages of using Catch-A-Lure Can be used from a shoreline, wading or on a boat. Cuts your line easily at a safe distance, when lure is tangled in tree. Mono, Braided up to 25lbs test. Helps avoid contact with critters that…

Vendor Spotlight: A.M.Rapach Books

Welcome to A.M. Rapach Angling Books, purveyors of Antiquarian, Collectible, and Out-of-Print Fishing Books for the Discriminating Angler. We are a bookseller specializing in fishing books, fly fishing books, hunting books, and sporting books. We operate an online book store and sell books at hunting & fishing shows and flea markets throughout Pennsylvania and the…

Vendor Spotlight: Gunpowder River Keeper

Gunpowder RIVERKEEPER® (GRK) is a grassroots, advocacy based membership organization charged with protecting, conserving and restoring the Gunpowder River and its Watershed. GRK works to strengthen ties within the communities that benefit from this vital water resource by engaging in outreach activities, which have an inherent stewardship message that transcends economic, social and educational boundaries. GRK…

Vendor Spotlight: Norvise

Developed by professional research engineer and fly tier Norm Norlander, the Norvise – Fly Tying Vise, and Automatic Bobbin are truly innovative tools. Unlike other “rotary vises” that simply “rotate” to position the hook, the Norvise is designed to “spin” the hook to apply material. With the hook shank held in perfect alignment with the…

Vendor Spotlight: Susquehanna Rod Company

Susquehanna Rod Company was founded in 2016. Located in Mechanicsburg, PA, they have been bringing the best selection of rods and rod repair to their customers. Their business name has become synonymous with quality throughout the region. They provide customers with a variety of custom built rods as well as unique, limited edition items and…

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: Steve Hartman Woodworking, LLC

The Hartman Woodworking LLC brand has developed and moved forward by “word of mouth” and through local Fly Shops to date and we greatly appreciate your input and feedback that continues to make our products functional for the avid Fly Fisher! Our business will continue to focus on “custom products” that are individually designed and…

Vendor Spotlight: Grauer’s Fine Fly Tackle

Hello, 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…

Vendor Spotlight: Great Feathers Fly Shop

Fly shops have long been recognized as places the fisherman collect, share stories, tie flies and, of course, embellish the one that got away. Aside from having a place to buy all of the gear necessary for fly fishing, the shop has become a respite to discuss all nuances of the sport with the men…

Vendor Spotlight: Re-Cast Designs

  While growing up in the Midwest I developed a love and passion for fly fishing during summer vacations in Colorado. I learned to fly fish on the South Fork of the South Platte River near Deckers, CO, and had the addiction cemented with trips into Cheeseman Canyon. Having bounced around over the years I…

Vendor Spotlight: Dan Rodricks

Dan Rodricks is an award-winning columnist for the Baltimore Sun who has been writing commentary on local, regional and national news since 1979. He has also been a familiar voice on Baltimore radio and television. His book, published in 2019 by Apprentice House, is Father’s Day Creek: Fly Fishing, Fatherhood and the Last Best Place on Earth. In…

Vendor Spotlight: McFarland Rod Company

To me, flyfishing is almost a religious experience. The sport, history and equipment made by the legendary craftsmen of the past all come together to make a remarkable sport deeply rooted in history and tradition. As a modern day craftsman, I am honored to take a small place in this rich history. At McFarland our…

Vendor Spotlight: Bill Anderson

Bill Anderson – President of the Little Juniata River Association; fly fishing instructor/guide; Innovative fly tyer; Inventor of the EZ-P wader zipper; National Finalist for the Field & Stream “Hero of Conservation” award 2014; and Outdoor News – Person of the Year for 2015. Bill lives in a solar log house in Sinking Valley near…

Vendor Spotlight: Joe Bruce

A half century of fly fishing, as well as tying flies, has given me a pretty good understanding of fish and a better appreciation of their environment. It wasn’t always that way though; my first experience with the fly rod was not a pretty sight. I bought a dozen flies from a department store for…

Vendor Spotlight: Penn Creek Guides

Located in Centre County, the heart of Central Pennsylvania’s limestone stream country, Penns Creek Guides is a fly fishing guide service established and operated by Tom Doman. Tom is a licensed professional Pennsylvania fishing guide, PA guide permit #262, fully insured with training in First Aid and CPR. Our commitment is to the angler. We offer full…

Vendor Spotlight: Casting for Recovery

Our Mission The mission of Casting for Recovery® (CfR) is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique retreat program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. The program offers opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life…

Vendor Spotlight- Jim Tingey, The Flat Taxidermist

Jim Tingey calls himself a flat taxidermist. Most of us would call him an artist. Jim is retired, or so he says, but you’d never know it from his schedule. Before Jim retired from teaching fourth graders, he used to invite his graduating students to a one day fly fishing clinic where he would bring…

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: 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…

Vendor Spotlight: Flys In Disguise

Flys in Disguise owned and operated by Bryan Donoway provides professional fly-fishing instruction and guided fly-fishing trips along the banks of the Gunpowder River in Northern Baltimore County located in Central Maryland. Instruction consists of an in depth introduction to the quiet sport of fly fishing covering everything from choosing the right gear to choosing…

Vendor Spotlight: AdamWilner

Rivers are my passion! Whether I’m wading the Gunpowder or floating down the Potomac, I love exploring moving water. And, I love hunting the fish that thrive in the creeks, streams, and rivers of our great country! I’ve been an avid fly fisherman and fly tier since 1992, and I have been focusing on Japanese…

TROUT UNLIMITED TRI-STATE CONSERVATION & FISHING CAMP

The Camp is an exciting week of hands-on activities for high school students who want to combine their enthusiasm for fishing with an interest in learning more about conservation.  It is a joint project of Trout Unlimited in Maryland/DC, Virginia, and West Virginia. WHEN AND WHERE IS IT HELD The 2020 Camp will be June…

Vendor Spotlight: Coastal Impressions

Nancy and her husband specialize in the art form called “Gyotaku”. Gyotaku (Japanese 魚拓, from gyo “fish” (say “joe”) + taku “rubbing”) is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish, a practice which dates back to the mid-1800s. It is believed that fishermen used the prints to record their catches to enable competition between remote fishing campsites. …