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. …

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: Northkill Tackle

HANDMADE WOODEN LANDING NETS, CUSTOM FISHING RODS AND VINTAGE TACKLE FOR FLY, SPINNING AND CASTING ANGLERS Hello and welcome to Northkill Tackle!  We are your #1 source for handmade wooden landing nets, custom fishing rods and vintage fishing tackle. Excluding a fishing rod, a landing net just may be the most important piece of fishing…

Vendor Spotlight: Tom Doman

~ I’ve spent most of my life fishing. The rest of it I wasted. ~ Tom is a licensed professional Pennsylvania fishing guide, outdoorsman and conservationist. He owns and operates Penns Creek Guides (www.pennscreekguides.com), a catch and release fly fishing guide service in the heart of central Pennsylvania’s storied limestone waters. He began fishing for…

Vendor Spotlight: Tim Abbott

I have been making rods for over 20 years. Even before I made my first rod I was redefining the process and creating new tools and methods that are now in use by many makers throughout the world. With an extensive background in designing many things from racing cars to industrial products, I brought this…

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: 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: Dave Allbaugh

Dave Allbaugh was born and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He is a professional, licensed Pennsylvania guide, wet fly tier, and owner of Wet Fly Waterguides. He has been fly fishing since the early 1970′s, and has concentrated his efforts at the famed waters of Central and North Central Pennsylvania, specifically streams like; Spring Creek, Penn’s Creek,…

Bamboo rods-you might be surprised…

Ever cast a bamboo rod?  If you would like to try one, why not attend the Maryland Fly Fishing Show on Saturday, March 14, 2020.  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…

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: 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…