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In a March 22nd USA Today article “Five Takeaways From Day 3 of Neal Gorsuch’s Confirmation Hearing,” the fifth takeaway concerned the judge’s opinions on fly fishing: Ducks, mutton and fly-fishing The Supreme Court is dominated by Easterners, including five justices from the Northeast alone. Gorsuch, a Coloradan, made clear he comes from a different world. Over two days, he waxed nostalgically about mutton-busting, a rodeo event featuring children and sheep. He dodged a question from Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., about whether he’d prefer fighting 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck. (In fairness, the query came from one of Flake’sRead More

2017 Fly Fishing Film Tour Great Feathers Fly Shop MD

Great Feathers Sponsors the 2017 Fly Fishing Film Tour

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Join your friends at Great Feathers for a night of fly fishing fun at Oregon Ridge! Great Feathers Fly Shop is hosting the Fly Fishing Film Tour of 2017. Set in a convenient, rural setting and close to the rivers, the Film Tour will be held in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

2016 fly fishing film tour

Come join us for this year’s Fly Fishing Film Tour in Maryland

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    Great Feathers Fly Fishing Film Tour Oregon Ridge               On April 1, Join your friends at Great Feathers for a night of fly fishing fun at Oregon Ridge Park!  Great Feathers is happy to announce that the 2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour is coming to Hunt Valley, Maryland on April 1st at Oregon Ridge Lodge in the Sequoia Room. No April Fools! We have moved the films into the country to a convenient, rural setting and closer to the rivers! With backdrops ranging from Bolivia to Saskatchewan, Montana to Virginia, Patagonia toRead More

Thank you!

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As another guiding season comes to a close we at Great Feathers want to thank our loyal customers and the new ones we met this year.  We are looking forward to a great Holiday season and to another successful summer to come. Now is the time to start booking your fly fishing or tenkara fishing trip to fish the Gunpowder or to finally get off the couch and learn how to fly fish after all those years of saying you want to learn. Do it! Call us or email us, 410-472-6799 or [email protected]! ask for Rob! Prime Spring spots will fillRead More

Gunpowder Report and New Simms Stock: 10/3/15

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As you could imagine the Gunpowder River is a little higher than normal, flowing at 217 in the catch and release area with a temp of 55 degrees. It would appear we are getting very close to streamer season.  The pre-spawn is very close, if not happening now. With the hurricane moving away now, but having plenty of water in the rivers now, expect the fishing to be pretty good. On another note; Great Feathers just got in some Simms coats and fleeces for the chilly weather that’s coming! Rouge Fleece Hoodie in both black and camo Fall Run PrimoloftRead More

Tenkara 101 Class

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Tenkara 101 Class Are you Tenkurious? Heard about Tenkara and want learn more or even try it? Come experience the world of Tenkara with Rob Lepczyk from Great Feathers in Sparks! Rob is a Tenkara USA Guide and avid Tenkara angler here on the Gunpowder. Here’s the deal: The class will be Sunday, April 12th. The class will run from 11 am to 2 pm. The class is limited to 4 people, call early to make sure you get a spot! Tenkara rods and lines are provided. Waders can be provided if needed. Price: $100.00. $50.00 non-refundable deposit to secureRead More

Beginner Fly Tying Class!!

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NEW TO FLY TYING?  NEVER TRIED AND WANT TO LEARN? GREAT FEATHERS IS HOSTING A BEGINNERS FLY TYING CLASS!!!  THE CLASS WILL BE HERE AT THE FLY SHOP.  THE DATES FOR THE CLASS: SATURDAYS – Mar. 14th, Mar. 21st AND Mar. 28th THE CLASS WILL BE FROM 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM COST: $95.00 FOR THE WHOLE CLASS WITH A $45.00 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT TO HOLD YOUR SPOT. CALL OR E-MAIL THE SHOP FOR MORE DETAILS, (410)-472-6799. [email protected]

Join Great Feathers To Help Clean up Trash On The Gunpowder River!

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Earth Day April 22nd, 2015 Gunpowder River Clean Up Join Great Feathers on Earth Day, Wednesday April 22nd for a day of trash clean up on the Gunpowder River. We will meet at Great Feathers (14824 York Rd. Sparks, MD) at 9 am. We will reconvene at Great Feathers around 2 pm to assess our trash total and have a beer if you would like. We will divide participants up into even numbered groups (two or four to a group, depending on how many participants we have) Each group will be assigned a section of river. For example, Group ARead More

Great Feathers Winter Fly Tying Contest, Feb. 1st 2015- Feb. 28th 2015

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You heard that right folks. We are having a Fly Tying Contest so here is the deal: All entries must be made between February 1st and February 28th.  Entries may be made via mail, if you live in California, Iowa or anywhere that is far enough away you don’t want to drive here, or simply stopping by the shop. Our address is 14824 York Rd. Sparks, MD 21152. Entry is FREE. Most creative trout oriented fly pattern.  Could be a dry fly, a nymph, a wet you love dearly, or a 6 inch long articulated streamer. But it needs toRead More

Tenkara Guide!

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http://www.tenkarausa.com/tenkara-guides/  Great Feathers would like to announce that our guide, Rob Lepczyk, has joined the Tenkara USA Guide Network!              

Fly Tying Class Hosted by Great Feathers

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Beginner Fly Tying Class 2014-2015 Great Feathers is proud to announce that we will be hosting a beginner’s fly tying class!  This class will be geared for complete beginners to fly tying and novices that want to add a solid foundation to their basic skills.  The class will be held at our fly shop in Sparks, Maryland! Dates for this class are December 27th, January 3rd, 10th and 17th. The class runs from 6:30-8:30 pm. The class will entail use of tools, along with instruction and practice tying seven patterns that cover the basic techniques needed to tie most flies.Read More

Orvis Sonic wader contest Great Feathers

Orvis Try-On-A-Thon!!! Enter To Win A Bamboo Rod By Trying On Silver Sonic Waders!!!

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Orvis has want you to put on their Silver Sonic Waders and feel the comfort fit. Come on by before October 19th and enter for a chance to win a Penns Creek Bamboo Fly Rod from Orvis!!  The rod is worth $2,395.00!! All you need to do is put on a pair of  the new Orvis waders, no purchase necessary, but greatly appreciated, and enter your information on the webpage we will give you after you try on a pair of Orvis Silver Sonic Waders!!! You could also win a CFO reel, a Safe Passage Carry-It-All Bag or one of the newRead More