Vendor Spotlight: Leiderman Rod Co.

  Fly fishing has meant alot to me throughout my life. It has provided endless amounts of joy and friendship. It has provided a quiet outlet in times of stress and sorrow. It has been a constant and remains a passion that never seems to dissipate. Coming from a family of casual fisherman I was…

Vendor Spotlight: Bob Selb

Hello!  My name is Robert Selb, maybe you have seen me at the major Fly Fishing Shows. I am a dealer and buyer of Classic and Collectable Books, Rods, Reels and Tackle. Just to tell you a little about myself, I first started fishing when I was five years old.  Started fly fishing at fourteen. Started collecting…

Vendor Spotlights: Let’s Get Started

As I write this blog in Northern Maryland, the temperature is 14 degrees! Perfect weather to straighten the fly tying room and do some writing. First the writing, only in the Show’s 3rd year, there’s are certain buzz in the air and on social media telling me how many folks are interested in attending this…

All Fly Shows are not created equal

On March 16, 2019, the Maryland Fly Fishing and Collectible Tackle Show will be in Towson, Maryland. Only in its’ third year, the Show has quickly become a premiere regional show attracting a variety of professional exhibitors throughout the east coast. Doors are open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Tickets are only $10, kids under…

What are you doing this Wednesday?

Perhaps one of the greatest fly casters on the east coast or at least on Eastern Avenue in Baltimore will be at the TU meeting this Wednesday night! In all seriousness, Rich will have a show and tell of the new expanded second floor fly shop at Tochterman’s. Very happy that Tochterman’s will be joining…

Simple Pleasures

When the Fly Fishing Show crew goes to Western Maryland to fish, it’s always a full day. Leaving from Towson, we usually stop in Frederick and say hi to Murray and the folks at Hunting Creek Outfitters and buy a few recommended flies.  After we fish one of our favorite creeks, we always stop for…

Dog friendly Fly Shops

(Excerpts from The Frederick News Post, November 4, 2018) Have you ever noticed the water bowls outside a downtown store or a small sticker on a business’s window that says “pet-friendly!”? Well that’s because more than 40 businesses are pet-friendly and love seeing your best friend in store. About five years ago, Downtown Frederick Partnership…

30-Under-30

Congrats to one of our vendors for being picked in a featured article about millennials making a difference. Mason, 16, and Palmer, 15, Kasprowicz Founders of Flies by Two Brothers, Va. Flies equal money for college times two (F = MC*2). That’s the equation Mason and Palmer Kasprowicz came up with to explain their business,…

Hot off the Press!

Bob and his wife, Trish, have owned a camp in the Rangeley Lakes Region of Western Maine for more than thirty years. This is a region of the country rich in sporting tradition and known for its native brook trout and wild landlocked salmon. Signed copies of his latest book, THE RIVER KING – A…

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…

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…