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: R.J. Hosack

Bamboo fly rod maker Bob Hosack has designed his own custom split cane fly rods creating superior casting control for light trout fly rods. One of the things I think is very important concerning cane rods, is not only that they cast well, but also the weight in the hand of the rod. Many rods…

Vendor Spotlight: Farm Girl Graphics

TIFFANY LONDON The outdoors and the natural world have always been a passion for me. Some of my earliest memories are of the times that I spent growing up outdoors. I am truly blessed to be born and raised in the farm country of western PA. Along with my love of nature, I also developed…

Vendor Spotlight: Tony DiCicco

Midstream Outdoors began with the introduction of The Tippet Boss, The Absolute Best Leader Material Storage, Handling and Dispensing Device on Planet Earth .  Since it’s inception, the Tippet Boss has demonstrated Standardized Spooling, Generous Spool Capacity, Speed of Operation, Unprecedented Design Practicality and Manifold Options in an Economical, Ecologically Friendly and Self Contained Storage Unit. Whether…

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…

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…

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: 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: Strike Fly Company

Strike Fly Company is owned and operated by Brad Wilson. The company is based out of Lancaster, PA. Strike Fly Company’s goal is to offer high quality products at an affordable price. “I personally use all of the same gear and flies that I sell and love them all.” Brad grew up around fly fishing and conservation…

Vendor Spotlight: Chester Rod Company

Brian Kleinchester: Maker Brian is a long-time fisherman from Rockbridge County, Virginia, and began his apprenticeship with bamboo rodmaker Rick Robbins in 2004.  Brian’s education in woodworking and metalsmithing from Virginia Commonwealth University solidified his strong interest in the craft and enabled his growth as a rodbuilder. Since 2006 Brian has been producing his own line of custom bamboo fly rods, and is continually devising…

The Show’s Fly Shops

Mike (Owner, Great Feathers) showing Derrick a rod last year that he just had to buy! Six 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 new to our show; Tochterman’s Fishing and Tackle from Baltimore and Precision Fly…

Vendor Spotlight: Jerry Kustich, Sweetgrass Rods

Our Legacy Making Bamboo Rods… Sweetgrass Rods represents the end of a long line of bamboo rod makers whose names read like a who’s who of bamboo:  Lew Stoner, Doug Merrick, Gary Howells, Tom Morgan, and Glenn Brackett.  These men put the estimable Winston Rod Company on the proverbial map.  Sweetgrass founder and Master Craftsman Glenn…

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: Precision Fly Fishing and Tackle, Holly Flies

Justin and Erin Pittman are the owners of Precision Fly Fishing and Tackle and Holly Flies in Mt. Holly Springs Pa. Precision Fly Fishing and Tackle was born from a love for the sport and desire to provide all the best fly fishing and outdoor products at a price that is accessible to everyone.  Fishing…

Vendor Spotlight: Julie Szur

I was born and raised in Bradford, Pa, a small valley town nestled in the heart of the Allegheny National Forest. I started fishing the local trout streams with my dad at the age of five using worms, minnows, and occasionally, artificial flies. As I grew older, my love for fishing continued to grow. During trout…

Vendor Spotlight: Bill Skilton

  Bill will have rods, reels, tackle, tying materials and Ed Koch’s rods and reels. Fly fishing with an old friend and fellow fly tier Written by Walt Young, July 2017 for the Altoona Mirror My long career as a fishing professional has been a rewarding one, and I’ve always been grateful for the countless…

Speaker Spotlight: Bob Romano

    Bob will be giving a presentation of fly fishing in Maine and sell his new book, “The River King”. Bob lives with his wife, Trish, and their two Labrador retrievers, Winslow Homer and Finnegan, in rural northwestern New Jersey. The family owns a small cabin on a wilderness lake in western Maine where…

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: 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: 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: Ed Symonds

Mr. Symonds is a Contemporary Realist Painter.  He had been painting Seascapes, Wildlife, Urban Scenes and Rural Landscapes for over 45 years up and down the east coast all on location. As a Painter, he works from his observations in nature while painting on location with his French easel producing scenes that reflect natural sunlight…

Vendor Spotlight: Streamer King Flies

Our mission at Streamer King Flies is to tie top quality flies that produce fish.  We provide custom color combinations and fly combos upon request to suit your needs.  That way no matter where you are in the world you can have flies to fit your forage base and water.  Taking a trip contact me and we will…

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,…