Vendor Spotlight: Jerry Coviello

I have served on the Fly Tying Group Board of Governors since August 2015. During my time on the Board I have served as on the Social Media Committee, Vice Chairman and from August 2017 till present as Chairman of the Fly Tying Group. I’m currently serving on the Education Committee for Fly Tying Education…

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 Spotlights: Let’s Get Started

Tis the season for fly fishing shows and even though the Maryland Fly Fishing and Collectible Tackle Show is a few months away, we have a lot to tell you about it. Starting tomorrow we will post a short bio of each vendor attending the Show. This will give you a feel of the variety…

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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…