Fly Fishing in Ellicottville

As summer 2019 fades into the annals of history, cool evening temps command the forecast for foreseeable future. For anglers, cooler temps herald the arrival of lake run species, which abound in Great Lakes tributaries throughout western NY.  We are expecting to see another phenomenal year for steelhead, salmon, and lake trout. In this region, we…

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Introducing Ellicottville Coffee Company!!!

As many of you know we are in the process of reinventing ourselves with Adventure Bound onthefly and incorporating into the shop Ellicottville Coffee Company This new model will blend an artisanal coffee shop experience with an authentic outdoor store heritage. Hand crafted espresso drinks will be prepared using Ellicottville Coffee Company’s own small batch…

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Our Favorite Picks for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is approaching quickly! Are you looking for gift ideas for the Dad who’s got everything? We’ve got you covered! Ukeg by Growlerwerks – Available in 64oz or 128oz, a Ukeg is like having a mini keg in your refrigerator. The insulated keg keeps beer cold for 24 hours and CO2 cartridge keeps it…

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4th Annual Paddle Sports Festival

We are excited to announce the fourth annual paddle sports festival! Saturday, June 22nd & Sunday, June 23rd, we will be gathering at Spruce Lake at the top of Holiday Valley. A $15 admission fee provides a wristband with access to kayaks, stand up paddle boards (SUPs) and kids races all weekend long. Bring your…

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Announcing: Adventure Bound Destinations

If you visit the store on a regular basis, you’ve probably heard rumblings about Adventure Bound’s new expansion into destination travel.  In the past three years, Adventure Bound’s owners and staff have traveled either independently or together to the Peru, the southern part of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, the Patagonia region of Chile, Columbia, Guatemala,…

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Clarion River is Voted Pennsylvania’s 2019 River of the Year

According to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Organization for Waterways and Rivers, the Clarion River has won the designation of 2019 River of the Year. Rivers are nominated and selected by popular vote. The “River of the Year” award includes a $10,000 Leadership Grant to the Allegheny Watershed Improvement Needs organization. “A Wild…

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Winter Fly Fishing In Western NY

“Are you guys still fishing this time of year?”  It’s mid-January. Temperatures hover just above zero. There’s a foot of snow in the forecast. But the answer is always the same. “Heck yeah!” Mountain communities out west are popularizing the “carve and cast” lifestyle where you can ski in the morning and fish in the afternoon.…

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Staff Picks for Holiday

Every year, we have staff picks for the hottest holiday gift items. Here are staff favorites for 2018! Ukeg by Growlerwerks Available in 64oz. (holds 4 pints) or 128oz. (holds 8 pints), the Ukeg was one of the hottest wedding gifts of the summer. Fill the growler with your favorite craft beer from your favorite…

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Choosing the Right Tippet

Tippet material and what makes sense for fall steelhead. There are many options in today’s fly-fishing market for tippet material with many companies and many products to choose from.  If you are entering the fly fishing world from regular fishing world, you will be further confused by “X” ratings instead of “pound” ratings.  What does…

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“Fall” in Love with Ellicottville

Most people in western New York are familiar with Ellicottville’s Fall Festival, which is Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7 in 2018. Fall Festival attracts crowds in excess of 30,000 people annually. But most of those festival-goers are unaware of the fact that Ellicottville is the perfect vacation destination all season long! Ellicottville has…

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