Call us at 484-383-0756 for information on upcoming classes and seminars this season.
Orvis & TCO Fly Shop Launch Innovative Partnership
The Orvis Company and TCO Fly Shop are pleased to announce an exciting new retail concept in Haverford, PA. This store will bring Orvis and independent fly shop TCO together in a totally new way. Customers will benefit from TCOs extensive local knowledge, as they are known as one of the finest fly shops in North America. Orvis brings leading edge product development, expertise in destination fishing, with their international travel department plus their extensive network of endorsed lodges and guides throughout North America to the partnership. And with a large selection of Orvis fishing tackle like their award-winning H3 rods and cutting-edge Mirage reels and Ultralight wading gear, plus all the other brands that TCO carries in their vast inventory, fly-fishing customers will have an opportunity to see firsthand the best the industry has to offer.
Check back soon for more details.
Fly Fishing 101
Learn fly-fishing basics in one of our free Fly Fishing 101 classes. Perfect for beginners of all ages, the Fly Fishing 101 course includes free lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging.
Fly Fishing 201
If youve already completed Fly Fishing 101, youre ready for the next step. Join us for a short outing on local water and a chance to catch your first fish! A nominal fee for the outing may apply.
A free Trout Unlimited Membership—a $35 value—is included for all FF101 and FF201 graduates. Upon completion of the course, you will receive special in-store offers, valid for the purchase of Orvis products.
Please see a store associate or call for more details.
As a young kid, I was lucky enough to have a father who introduced me to the outdoors and instilled in me a love of fishing at a very young age. I first picked up a fly rod when I was 8 years old and I haven't looked back since. I was lucky enough to join the TCO team as a young teenager working in the Bryn Mawr location, spending my time bouncing around the Southeastern part of the state while learning a ton from the guys in the shop and time spent on the water alike. I then moved to Central Pennsylvania where I have continued to work with TCO here in State College while attending Penn State University and further refining my skills as an angler on the amazing waters of this region. While trout are my usual species of choice, I love exploring the many other fisheries we have in our area. Swinging flies for steelhead in the Great Lakes, chasing stripers off the coast of New Jersey, stripping big flies for smallmouth and musky on the rivers of Central Pennsylvania, or casting to tailing carp in a pond somewhere, if I have a fly rod in hand, I'm having fun. When I'm not fishing or in the shop you may find me tying flies, hiking and camping, hanging in a tree with a bow in my hand, or sitting in a duck blind with my buddies.
I grew up in Northeast Philadelphia and started fly fishing when I was around 12 years old. It was the perfect outlet to get out of the city for a few hours on the weekends. Most of my time was spent on the limestone streams in the Lehigh Valley area. I also got into fly tying around the same age. I still remember the first trout I caught on one of my own flies. I was always good at art and fly fishing complimented that perfectly. Trout just don't live in ugly places. The landscapes and fish I would see always made their way into my paintings. Whether it's brook trout in small tributaries or browns and rainbows on larger tailwaters, I've always felt at home on the water. My favorite part of fly fishing is that you never really figure everything out. No two days are the same, it's a constant learning experience.