Vendor Spotlight: Jerry Girard

Jerry Girard started fly fishing thirty five plus years ago and rapidly developed his interest in fly-fishing history after meeting Chip Stauffer, an angling companion of James Leisenring, Preston Jennings, and Art Flick. Through his pursuit of angling history, focused mainly on rods and rodmakers, Jerry has acquired an extensive library and collection of historically…

Vendor Spotlight: Richard Tillman

  Richie Tillman: I started tying at the age of 5 with my Dad’s old vise and tying materials. Then that Christmas I got a fly tying kit from my Dad and my Great Uncle and card saying that on my birthday of that year he would teach me how to tye , and then…

Vendor Spotlight: Per Brandin Rods

About Brandin Cane Rods Purpose ​My intent in building cane rods is simply to make the finest rod that can be made, both in terms of craftsmanship and performance. This endeavor includes the evolution of design concepts relative to performance as well as aesthetic refinement and development. I design rods with primarily two qualities in…

Vendor Spotlight: Tochterman’s Tackle

We started Tochterman’s Fishing Tackle in 1916, and since our first day in business we’ve been bringing the best selection of products and merchandise to our customers. Our name has become synonymous with quality throughout the entire Baltimore area. We do our best to ensure a permanent variety of fantastic items along with unique limited…

Vendor Spotlight: Catherine Danae

  The beauty of nature is the endless colors and textures. I am surrounded by inspiration, and try to show my passion for the outdoors in my work. Growing up fishing and camping in Pennsylvania has given me the opportunity to to view my favorite subjects at close range. Just like my travels, I do explore subjects…

Vendor Spotlight: Rich Dennison

Rich Dennison is a fly fishing guide and instructor based in central Maryland. At a young age, he learned the art of fly tying and how to cast a fly rod, and began the timeless pursuit of wild trout on Maryland waterways.      He turned his passion into a career in 2010 when he entered…

Vendor Spotlight: Carlson Rod Company

Hello, My name is Dana Gray owner of the Carlson Rod Co. and Maker of the Carlson “Four”. Beginning 8-9 years prior to his death, I had the unique privilege to work beside C. W. “Sam” Carlson, one of the true masters in the art of bamboo rod building.  We built numerous rods together, and he…

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 Spotlight: Brian Shumaker of Susquehanna River Guide Service

Brian Shumaker is the owner of Susquehanna River Guides, specializing in fly-fishing for smallmouth bass on the Susquehanna River that runs through Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Susquehanna River is a fertile limestone river and home to one of the best smallmouth fisheries in the East. This majestic river is rich in food, with rock ledges and wide…

Vendor Spotlight: Jerry Coviello

I have served on the Fly Tying Group Board of Governors since August 2015. During my time on the Board I have served as on the Social Media Committee, Vice Chairman and from August 2017 till present as Chairman of the Fly Tying Group. I’m currently serving on the Education Committee for Fly Tying Education…

Vendor Spotlight: Marc Aroner and Spinoza Fly Rods

The genesis of the Spinoza Rod Company dates to 1973, when, on the advice of friends, Marc Aroner walked into the Thomas & Thomas Rod Company in Greenfield, Massachusetts hoping to find someone who could repair his recently broken fiberglass fly rod. There he met bamboo rodmakers Tom Maxwell and Tom Dorsey and found himself…

Vendor Spotlights: Let’s Get Started

Tis the season for fly fishing shows and even though the Maryland Fly Fishing and Collectible Tackle Show is a few months away, we have a lot to tell you about it. Starting tomorrow we will post a short bio of each vendor attending the Show. This will give you a feel of the variety…

Vendor Spotlight: Dave Rothrock

Dave Rothrock has been pursuing trout and other species with a fly rod since the mid-1960’s and he’s been tying flies for a bit longer than he’s been fishing them. He has fished throughout the East, into the Midwest, and Europe where he fished great waters in Austria and Slovenia. Dave’s articles have appeared in…

Vendor Spotlight: Diane McCabe

I am part of “The Classic Fly Fisherman” and I offer Custom Embroidery on shirts and hats and other items. I make custom rod and reel bags, fly fishing jewelry and collector pins are also available.  

Vendor Spotlight: Braden Miller

Braden Miller has a passion-all things fly fishing!.  He taught himself by watching videos on YouTube and Instagram, and has been fly fishing and tying since he was just 8 years old.  Since then he has traveled the world chasing fish with his fly rod and own-tied flies, though he prefers trout and largemouth bass,…

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…

Raffle Prize: Free Float Trip

  Eastern Trophies Fly Fishing will be donating a FREE drawing for a 2 Person Float Trip after the 3pm presentation “Topwater Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass”. The full day float trip is for 2 anglers. All flies are included along with lunch and drinks. River location will be based on client’s preferences. The presentation…

Vendor Spotlight: Flystones

Flystones is a Marble, Granite and natural stone fly tying base company created by Chris Spangler in 2015 out of Montgomery, Pennsylvania. Chris is part owner with his family of a marble and granite fabrication facility and has over 15 years of countertop knowledge. Chris utilizes his leftover pieces of stone and creates not only…

Raffle Prize: Gunpowder Fly Tying Table

The Gunpowder, named after the Gunpowder rivers in Northeast, MD, is one of the larger standard versions of the Hartman Woodworking Fly Tying Table and is intended for the seasoned professional or enthusiast that is looking for lots of work space as well as plenty of storage holes and spindles for all your tying material. …

Raffle Prize: TFO Trout Outfit

TFO Trout Rod/Reel Outfit; Retail Value: $550 Temple Fork assembled the world’s most accomplished, crafty anglers to design a complete line of fishing rods priced to bring more folks into the sport. BVK rods are fast action rods designed to excel in Presentation and Distance. The rich translucent olive blanks are topped with matching braided…