Vendor Spotlight: Bel Voirdale

After discussing and developing ideas about line design with many people for the last 30 years, we have developed our own range of lines based on our experience and most anglers’ wish list. We now offer a range of handmade silk fly lines that outperform all previous fly line systems. The lines are available in…

Vendor Spotlight: Juniata Troutfitters

Juniata Troutfitters consists of 3 close friends, Jon Gonsman, John Brehm and Adam Smith. Growing up together and all going to school together, theye have played sports, been in bands, and spent a lot of time fishing on the Little Juniata River. In 2013 they decided to start Juniata Troutfitters. Guiding was a way to…

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: Flies By Two Brothers

It began in August 2014 when Palmer and Mason Kasprowicz’s grandfather was moving. He packed up his fly-tying materials and a vise one evening and brought them over to give to his two grandchildren in Reston. He taught them to tie their first flies and they were hooked. Mason, who was 12 years old at…

Vendor Spotlight: Hunting Creek Outfitters

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 started tracking how many businesses are pet-friendly and noticed…

Vendor Spotlight: Thom Glace

Thom Glace specializes in nature studies. His favorite subjects are trout, salmon, freshwater and saltwater game fish. He also enjoys Songbirds, Shorebirds & an occasional  Landscape. Subjects for both the watercolor paintings and the photographs are influenced by Thom’s travels and moves throughout the world. He and his wife, Mary, resided in New England, Central PA, North…

Vendor Spotlight: Backwater Angler

Backwater Angler is located at 107 Mt. Carmel Rd Ste. 106 Parkton, MD 21120 The shop has been in town as long as coldwater has been pulled through Pretty Boy Dam and was formerly owned by Wally Vait as On the Fly. Backwater Angler is a full service fly shop thirty-five minutes from downtown Baltimore,…

Vendor Spotlight: Rick Robbins

Rick Robbins of Lexington, Virginia has been building bamboo fly rods since 1972.  His love affair with bamboo fly rods began in the 1960s when, as a university student, he made his first ever credit purchase—an H.L. Leonard 48 DF.  After graduation, Hap Mills, of H. L. Leonard, introduced Rick to the karma of the…

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…