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…

L.J. Downes Rod Company

Jim Downes has been building bamboo fly rods professionally for more than 15 years.  The enthusiasm and dedication to the art of cane rod making is reflected in the exacting fly rods he crafts.  Culms of bamboo used in the L J Downes rod shop were hand selected in China over two decades ago.  His tapers are proprietary,…

Vendor Spotlight: Project Healing Waters

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) began in 2005 serving wounded military service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since then, PHWFF has expanded nationwide, establishing its highly successful program in Department of Defense hospitals, Warrior Transition Units, and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and clinics. Project Healing…

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: 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: 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…

Bamboo Rods, not for everyone or are they?

Ever cast a bamboo rod?  If you would like to try one, why not attend the Maryland Fly Fishing Show on Saturday, March 16, 2019.  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…

Coffee Show Mugs

Our unique cork mugs with top are now on sale. Purchase online now and we will reserve one for you to pick up at the show. You will also receive a coupon for your first cup of coffee FREE!!

Vendor Spotlight: Chesapeake on the Fly

Chesapeake on the Fly is a full saltwater fly fishing and light tackle guide service that runs charters on Tangier/Pocomoke Sounds and the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. We specialize in shallow water angling on pristine grass flats, tidal creeks, and marshes.  Chesapeake on the Fly caters to both the experienced and new angler alike, and…

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: 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: 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: Marc Aroner and Spinoza Fly Rods

The genesis of the Spinoza Rod Company dates to 1973, when, on the advice of friends, Marc Aroner walked into the Thomas & Thomas Rod Company in Greenfield, Massachusetts hoping to find someone who could repair his recently broken fiberglass fly rod. There he met bamboo rodmakers Tom Maxwell and Tom Dorsey and found himself…

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: 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: 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…

Show Day!

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 12 are admitted free of charge. The large commercial Shows certainly have their appeal if you…

What are you doing this Wednesday?

Perhaps one of the greatest fly casters on the east coast or at least on Eastern Avenue in Baltimore will be at the TU meeting this Wednesday night! In all seriousness, Rich will have a show and tell of the new expanded second floor fly shop at Tochterman’s. Very happy that Tochterman’s will be joining…

Simple Pleasures

When the Fly Fishing Show crew goes to Western Maryland to fish, it’s always a full day. Leaving from Towson, we usually stop in Frederick and say hi to Murray and the folks at Hunting Creek Outfitters and buy a few recommended flies.  After we fish one of our favorite creeks, we always stop for…

30-Under-30

Congrats to one of our vendors for being picked in a featured article about millennials making a difference. Mason, 16, and Palmer, 15, Kasprowicz Founders of Flies by Two Brothers, Va. Flies equal money for college times two (F = MC*2). That’s the equation Mason and Palmer Kasprowicz came up with to explain their business,…

Hot off the Press!

Bob and his wife, Trish, have owned a camp in the Rangeley Lakes Region of Western Maine for more than thirty years. This is a region of the country rich in sporting tradition and known for its native brook trout and wild landlocked salmon. Signed copies of his latest book, THE RIVER KING – A…

Message from Fred Grafeld, Vintage Tackle

A HUGE tip of the old Stetson to Wayne and Ralph on a job well done.  The show exceeded all expectations.  I heard nothing but positive comments from the floor on both sides of the aisle.  Attendees remarked that the lack of a credible show in the DC/Baltimore area has been addressed, and all were…