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,…

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…

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: 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 axis…

Vendor Spotlight: Trout Unlimited

The Maryland Chapter of Trout Unlimited (MDTU) was formed in 1971 and currently has over 800 members. These members largely live in Baltimore City and in Baltimore and Harford Counties. Mission: To conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Vision: By the next generation, Trout Unlimited will ensure that robust populations…

Vendor Spotlight: Shawn Holsinger

Holsinger’s Guide Service Shawn Holsinger, owner and operator of Holsinger’s Guide Service has been fly fishing the streams of Western Central Pennsylvania for over 30 years.  Being blessed to be raised in the limestone rich mountains of the area, has offered many fishing opportunities in some incredibly trout-rich waters.  His home is centrally located between the famed Little Juniata and…

Vendor Spotlight: Eastern Trophies

Eastern Trophies Fly Fishing offers year round float trips for Trout and Smallmouth Bass in Virginia and Maryland. Instruction, flies, lunch and laughs included. Our main season runs from April through November, but we also do Winter floats for trout. Many of our repeat clients book our “Extended Day” float trips where we fish 12-14…

Vendor Spotlight: Chesapeake Women Anglers

The goal of CWA is to be a premier fly fishing club, serving the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, dedicated to promoting fly fishing for women through education, fish outings, and environmental awareness. Chesapeake Women Anglers (CWA), formerly Chesapeake Outdoor Women, promotes fly fishing for women in a supportive, encouraging, non-competitive environment through education, clinics, fishing trips and special…

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: 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: 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…