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Best Fly Shop in Harrisburg/Carlisle area

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recommendations please for the Best Fly Shop in the Harrisburg/Carlisle area
(more for gear, that tying materials)
Thanks

Posted on: 2011/8/3 15:00


Re: Best Fly Shop in Harrisburg/Carlisle area

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My understanding is that it's pretty slim pickins'.

I heard Yellow Breeches Outfitters inventory is really low.
Sadly, Bass Pro is likely the best option.

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I was going to post Bass Pro as a joke...but I had no idea the 'Burg was in such bad shape.

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That's why 50+% of my gear is had on ebay. There isn't much left here.

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Yup, Bass Pro that's it. Gander is a joke.

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I was in Bass Pro once. It exceeded my expectations. Do i dare say i like that place? Perhaps even more than cabelas? I was also in YEllow Breeches Outfitters a couple times but never was tempted to buy anything. Are there any other fly shops worth visiting in the area?

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I once made the drive out to gander mountain after fishing falling spring and agree. Gander mountain sells only frogtogg waders. I needed waders so i went elsewhere.

Posted on: 2011/8/3 16:40


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Clouser's?

Posted on: 2011/8/3 17:04
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Bob is more geared toward mail order stuff and tying supplies now. I don't think he's got much of a shop left "in house". Just based on our convo at the fly show in Philly

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Kray,
Wow, remember Clouser's Flyshop at his house as being stocked to the gills,He had a wall of hooks and a lot of tying materials,the three times i was there i bought tying materials but there was also alot of fishing gear that made sense ,nothing you didnt need to fish here in Pa or elsewhere.ANs the service was top notch ,seemed like Bob,His wife,Or Bob Jr. couldn't help you enough.Look here http://www.clouserflyfishing.com/ give em a call.
Tight Wraps & Tight Lines
Rick Wallace
P.S. where i buy all my materials for Clouser Crayfish.

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Quote:

Lonewolve wrote:
ANs the service was top notch ,seemed like Bob,His wife,Or Bob Jr. couldn't help you enough.


Bob Jr works at BassPro now. He's one of the main reasons I shop there.

Boyer

Posted on: 2011/8/3 18:23


Re: Best Fly Shop in Harrisburg/Carlisle area

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Ganders basic stuff only.
YBO seems to be slowly showing the effects of the lack of fish being put in the Breeches as it draws a fraction of the anglers it used to and is no longer a destination.
Bass Pro is in fact the best supplier in the area, and although finding help elsewhere in the store is like yelling off a cliff, the flyshop always seems to have someone willing and capable.

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Sadly, all the above posters are correct. YBO rarely has the tying supplies I need (though it's ok for some gear). I really do not like BPW, but it occasionally has what I need.

Cold Spring Anglers was my choice, but after Herb and Cathy sold the store, it closed quickly. Most of my purchases are now over the internet. Usually found my way down to Evening Rise for things, but that is going or gone, also. Very slim pickings.

I hold some hope for YBO, as a friend is trying to purchase and he is a hard core FF. Hoping, if he does purchase it, that he can bring it back.

Posted on: 2011/8/3 21:12


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I was just at bass pro today. Although they don't have everything you may need, an yes the prices are not the best, the gentleman who work in the fly section are very knowledgeable. They have even takin time to show me how to tie a few flies I was having trouble with. It's the only place that is really left that has a decent selection of products and knowledge. Just have to face the fact that we live in the age of technology, where it is easier to press a few buttons on a computer then jump in the car and drive, sadly.

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I guess that BPS is it. Their tying selection is thin, though and nowhere to cast a rod if you were inclined.

I will miss the Evening Rise in Lancaster. I would drop my wife off at the mall and then stop in with list in hand to get what I needed and talk fishing.

The State College area has three shops, if you count the one in Coburn. I guess that I will be making the trip up to visit the Flyfisherman's Paradise shop. I can remember shoping there as a kid when they were in a basement in Lemont.

Shock

Posted on: 2011/8/4 12:47



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