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,…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

“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…

Summer Fun in Ellicottville!

If you haven’t made it to the Spruce Lake paddle and learning center this summer, you’ve been missing out! Thanks to a wonderful partnership with Holiday Valley resort, kayak and sup rentals are now being offered from a beautiful new log cabin at the head of the lake. Rentals are available Fridays from 12-5, Saturdays…

Destination Chrome – Cattaraugus Creek

Steelhead Fishing in Ellicottville, New York Flowing through Western New York approximately 20 minutes from Ellicottville, Cattaraugus Creek (known as the Catt to local anglers), is a real fly anglers destination.  It’s headwaters and the tributaries feeding it provide a great opportunity for catching wild rainbow and brown trout.  Meandering its way through Arcade, NY,…