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Re: best fly shops in PA?

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TCO fly shops are really nice. I have not had one problem with them at all and I have visited every one in PA. They have all the products I need with great brands that I can trust. Also Sporting Gentlemen in Media is nice.

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ok IMO here they are now of course i havent been to every fly shop in pa im going by service recieved and availability of supplies.

1. Slate Run Tackle Shop. best hands down.

2. TCO

3. it small but sandflys shop. while he is a small outfit his service is amazing. i stopped in there to talk to him and he gave me all kinds of info on streams and what was hatching. and guess what (as talked about in a previous thread) i didnt buy a thing. *(but then again i was pretty broke) next time im up there sandfly i promise to bring some money and get some of your great hand tied flies. maybe even a new rod

4.Cold Spring Anglers

5. Evening Rise

6. Evening Hatch

7. AA Outfitters

8. Yellow Breeches Outfitters

9. Clouser's Fly Shop

10. A&G Outfitters

thats my top 10 take it for what you will

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Frederick,
Aren't you the same guy that said you would throw a rock at a bald eagle? That doesn't sound too American to me. Us "dirty hippies" have full time jobs and do vote. If you know anything about us hippies, voting is a big part of what we believe in. That was a very ignorant post.

Jerry Garcia never preached anything to anyone. He played music and never wanted to be an "icon" that he became. He simply was a musician and a damn good musician I might add. That is why I love Jerry Garcia. The music. Also, The Grateful Dead created various charitable organizations that are for the good of this planet and country. Before you post something so stupid, please think about it first because us deadheads are everywhere including your government!

Troy

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I forgot about Sandfly's shop. I have never been there and don't know if it has character. I know it has a character!

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In the southeast TCO in Reading. Good guys, good service, well stocked with quality merchandise. Close to home.
(I will make it my businees to stop into the Sporting Gentleman in Media given all the rave reviews I frequently hear)

Central PA: Fly Fisherman’s Paradise. Good guys, good service, well stocked with quality merchandise.

Northeast: A&A Outfitters. Same.

I’m not a big Jerry Garcia / Dead fan. For no other reason than I never really got into their music. Eric Clapton was/is my music idol – and he’s a fly fishing aficionado!

Troy, no offense meant, I do agree that there are many “Deadheads” in government, and many of them are not even Jerry Garcia fans!

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I am not a Deadhead myself, but enjoy some of their music and I always liked Jerry. If he resented corporations and distrusted the government, that can only go to his further credit and moreover proves that drugs do not scramble one's brain too terribly. As for spitting on Vietnam Vets, I doubt Jerry or any other of the band did that. Like many of the anti-war advocates during that era, they had great sympathy for members of the armed-services even if they lacked such sympathy for those who started and maintained the conflict in which they served.

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A&G OUTFITTERS
1152 Commerce Boulevard
Suite 102
Dickson City, PA 18519
ph. (570) 489-1650

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Frederick,
Aren't you the same guy that said you would throw a rock at a bald eagle? That doesn't sound too American to me. Us "dirty hippies" have full time jobs and do vote. If you know anything about us hippies, voting is a big part of what we believe in. That was a very ignorant post.

Jerry Garcia never preached anything to anyone. He played music and never wanted to be an "icon" that he became. He simply was a musician and a damn good musician I might add. That is why I love Jerry Garcia. The music. Also, The Grateful Dead created various charitable organizations that are for the good of this planet and country. Before you post something so stupid, please think about it first because us deadheads are everywhere including your government!

Troy

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Well at least I know that they did something good but what charities did they start I never heard of one ? Yes I said I would through a rock at an eagle to save a fish life . But I never said to kill it and I should of wrote just to scare it away but I like how people jump to conclusions or write something I didn't to make thier point sound better . I never said what kind of eagle it was but I guess saying that it was a bald eagle makes me sound less american. LOL!!! I served my country and would of gave my life for it, I think that makes me american enough don't you . Troy why did hippies treat the Vietnam Vets the way they did ? What they did to the vets was pretty unamerican to me Alot more than throwing a rock at a bald eagle ,and I wouldn't be proud to call myself one . I'm not into jam band music but if you say Jerry's music was good I will believe you...... Ps I never said that Jerry was unamerican I just said Hippies were

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Frederick,
I truly thank you for serving our country. Your post angered me because you just basically generalized Grateful Dead fans as dirty hippies who have contibuted nothing to this world. You would be amazed how many deadheads are in high prominent roles in our country, Al Gore for example.

The spitting on Vietnam vets wasn't right, but that wasn't Jerry Garcia doing it. Jerry really just wanted to play his guitar and the fans wanted to listen to it. The biggest charity that the Grateful Dead created was The Rex Foundation. I don't know how to post a direct link, but the website is rexfoundation.org. If you get a chance, look through it and tell me that hasn't been a positive organization for the country.

Troy

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I'm puzzeled on why people like Jerry Garcia so much . When I think of Jerry I think about high dirty Hippies driving in a WV van going to a dead concert while thier wasting thier lives talking trash about corporations and the goverment and they don't even vote to change what they are complaining about . And I also think about those same hippies spitting on the vietnam vets when they were returning home from war. If I can say one thing about Jerry he does have character but I can't find a good part of it for anyone to like . And can someone please tell me something good about him so I can change my point of view about him ... Just my 2 cents ............


It's the music. The recordings you hear on the radio don't really capture it. I only every went to one of their concerts. And I went because someone had a free ticket. I thought their records were OK, but I wouldn't have shelled out the bucks. But I guess I caught them on a good day. Jerry was in good form, and his improvisations on the guitar were beyond words. Some of the most beautiful music I've ever heard. Like a modern day Bach. Some of those old classical musicians had shaggy hair too...

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troutbert wrote:
Some of those old classical musicians had shaggy hair too...


And the sign said long haired freaky people need not apply
So I tucked my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why
He said you look like a fine upstanding young man, I think you'll do
So I took off my hat I said imagine that, huh, me working for you

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I think my avitar will tell you where I stand on the issue. I think there is a misconception, kinda like fly fishing is a rich mans sport. Not all deadheads are "dirty" nor do we all drive VW buses. Much like fly fishing, there is something about listening to Jerry or the Dead that can put me in a zen like state, where nothing else seems to matter as much. What I mean is ,when I'm on a stream, I can't think about work, traffic, bills etc. because I'm so caught up in the stream and what's going on in and around it. When thoughts of those things start to enter my head, I know it's time to go home and drink. I'm sure there are many on this board that are the same way. The Grateful Dead's and Jerry Garcia's music can do the same thing. Even without drugs.

To each is own. Some like them some don't but to label everyone that listens to them as "dirty hippies" is just plain ignorant. Expand your mind Fredrick. You might be surprised at what you find if you listen to an early 70's live concert. Some amazing stuff for sure.

Sorry to hijack the post. I like French Creek Outfitters. Jack M is always very helpful and willing to give advice. TCO is nice too but a little pricey in my book.

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Thats why I asked for some good things that Jerry has done to change my point of view . Still not sure on the hippies though!!!

I also think TCO is to pricey I feel like I walked into Dick's sporting goods sometime when I go to the one in Reading

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What Is Truth*

The old man turned off the radio
Said, "Where did all of the old songs go
Kids sure play funny music these days
They play it in the strangest ways"
Said, "it looks to me like they've all gone wild
It was peaceful back when I was a child"
Well, man, could it be that the girls and boys
Are trying to be heard above your noise?
And the lonely voice of youth cries "What is truth?"

A little boy of three sittin' on the floor
Looks up and says, "Daddy, what is war?"
"son, that's when people fight and die"
The little boy of three says "Daddy, why?"
A young man of seventeen in Sunday school
Being taught the golden rule
And by the time another year has gone around
It may be his turn to lay his life down
Can you blame the voice of youth for asking
"What is truth?"

A young man sittin' on the witness stand
The man with the book says "Raise your hand"
"Repeat after me, I solemnly swear"
The man looked down at his long hair
And although the young man solemnly swore
Nobody seems to hear anymore
And it didn't really matter if the truth was there
It was the cut of his clothes and the length of his hair
And the lonely voice of youth cries
"What is truth?"

The young girl dancing to the latest beat
Has found new ways to move her feet
The young man speaking in the city square
Is trying to tell somebody that he cares
Yeah, the ones that you're calling wild
Are going to be the leaders in a little while
This old world's wakin' to a new born day
And I solemnly swear that it'll be their way
You better help the voice of youth find
"What is truth"

-- Johnny Cash (1970)


*See, John 18:38

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I have a few more things to add to this wonderful discussion.

1. whoever listed Cold Spring Angler as a great flyshop...well...that would top my list of WORST fly shops. I have NEVER and I mean NEVER in any retail store, whether it was the Gap, Dicks, Wal Mart, anywhere, been treated so poorly on mulitple occasions than when in Cold Spring. Aweful...just aweful.

That being said...

2. I want to clarify that you can like Jerry Garcia without being a deadhead. For those of you who have a stereotype in your mind about Jerry...here are some thoughts.

I am not a big fan of the Grateful Dead...I like a few of their songs but not too many. However, Jerry is an unbelievable musician and if you like bluegrass then you need to check out the groups "Old and in the Way" and " The Grisman Quartet". You will rethink any previous notions about Jerry.

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