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.  

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: 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: 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…

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: 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…