Tenkara 101 Class


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

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


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

Orvis Sonic wader contest Great Feathers

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


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



You heard that right ladies and gentlemen, Great Feathers fly emporium will be having a “flash sale” every Friday of every week for the rest of the year. These “flash sales” will happen from 11 am to 3 pm.  Each Friday, there will be a different item on sale for a specified percentage off. As consumers, you will have to opportunity to find out what the item will be the day before.  The discount product will be announced every Thursday (the day before Friday) morning via our Facebook page or a simple phone call to the shop.  410-472-6799 Please remember, TO PARTICIPATE IN THERead More

Free Shipping Weekend | Korkers & Redington Clearance!

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Free shipping this weekend on all orders! Greetings! We hope you’ve had a great week and will continue to have a great weekend. Why not make it a little better? Not only are we covering your shipping costs all weekend, but we have some great promotions going that you may be interested in! If you follow our Facebook page you may already know about these promotions, but we’d like to extend the invitation to all of our loyal online customers. We hope to be packing your order soon! First order of business: FREE SHIPPING We’d like to offer free shippingRead More

Everybody loves free shipping! Help us celebrate the launch of our new website…


Greetings! Having a wonderful Friday? We’re here to make it better. Some of you may or may not have noticed that we’ve recently launched our new website. Most of you did not know that it was two years in the making, and it wasn’t from a case of laziness. The website was “finished” six months in – but, with the help of our loyal customers and friends of the shop, we found several bugs (for those who don’t know, it comes with the territory) that we refused to allow any customer, long-time or new, to see in the final product.Read More

Second Annual One Fly Chub Fishing Tournment


8/16/2013 Join us for our 2nd annualOne Fly Chub Fishing Tournament! 8/16/2013 Ladies & gentlemen, boys & girls, the event you have been waiting for is here – the 2nd annual Great Feathers One-Fly Chub Tournament!Now is your chance at glory and infamy!The Goal:To catch the greatest number of the beautiful, never-illusive, always smelly Gunpowder River Chubs (that includes all of the “Sh*t Fish”).The Trout Don’t Count!™ The Prize: A (not-so) beautiful custom-made trophy inscribed with your name, permanently on display at Great Feathers and a 200-dollar gift card to our store. The Concept: This is a fun, tongue-in-cheek tournamentRead More

Orvis 101 and 201 Classes at Great Feathers Fly Shop


Great Feathers will be hosting the FREE Orvis 101 Class here at the shop (14824 York Rd. Sparks, MD 21152) on Friday May 24th, and Saturdays June 8th and June 15th at 9:00am. We will also be hosting the Orvis 201 Class at 5:00pm on June 22nd. If you aren’t familiar with the Orvis 101 class (, it is a basic intro to getting you on the water with ease by learning knots and casting. This class consists of two parts: 30 minutes of casting instruction and 30 minutes of rigging. We will show how to put together a rodRead More

Join us for a Day of Wet Fly Tying with Dave Allbaugh!

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Great Feathers is hosting a day of wet fly tying with Dave Allbaugh. Dave is the owner and principal guide of Wet Fly Waterguides, a guiding operation that covers Central and North Central Pennsylvania where his clients fish and certainly catch!.  Most  likely using wet flies exclusively. Dave concentrates his guiding on Spring Creek, Penn’s Creek, Little Juniata River, Kettle Creek and Pine Creek  and has fished these waters his whole life. Dave Allbaugh, who recently released a fly fishing DVD, will be at Great Feathers discussing “Matching The Hatch With Wet Flies” via a tying tutorial featuring the flies onRead More