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Smash and Grab Sale at Backwater Angler!

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Bad news folks! After 15 years in Monkton, and after moving this July a mere 1/5th of a mile closer to I-83 on Mt. Carmel Rd. in Parkton, we experienced our first smash and grab theft at the shop Tuesday morning at 5:31 AM. All told, we lost approximately $4, 500 combined between stolen inventory-including a mannequin and property damage that occurred during the break-in. If one had told me 15 years ago that I would need to have security cameras to protect a fly fishing store, I would not have believed them. For many folks in this tight knit River community it’s been quite hard to take all of this so we’re adjusting by making light of it and are asking folks to shop with us this weekend to help us pay our insurance deductible!

Smash and Grab Sale* details through Sept 25:
Free flyline with any rod and reel purchase.
35% all clothing excluding waders and rain-jackets and boots.
Free pair of socks (a $24.95 value) with any purchase over $100.
Free Loon Dust with any purchase over $50
25% off used graphite and fiberglass rods
* There is always an asterisk* Sale is limited to in-stock merchandise only.

Special thanks go out to the officers from the Cockeysville precinct for responding quickly to the alarm. The Baltimore County Forensic lab for checking out the site with all their cool technology and the genuine concern the Burglary detective assigned to our case has shown us. Thanks to the manager of the Subway, Jen from Crop Salon, Tommy from Hereford Bed and Biscuit and John from Kingsdene for checking in on us this week. Kudos to the excellent crew from Caplan Bros. Glass that helped get our aluminum and glass door fixed up the same day so we did not have an interruption of business. Our hat’s off to Mr. Peter Fenwick who stopped in for a guide trip with Jeff Lewatowski that morning and spent the wee hours helping us pick up the glass off the floor before he connected with some wild fish downstream of York Rd. and to Ashely McGrath at H.U. Dove Insurance who helped file our claim with Liberty Mutual so we could get on with getting the shop back to normal.

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Back to School Specials at Backwater Angler

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Tired of writing tuition checks? Stop in and take advantage of some hot August deals while supplies last-we call them “Back to School” specials at Backwater Angler. Once the kids are back to school, carve out a little time for yourself to fly fish the Gunpowder River. If you don’t have time to stop in give us a card and an address and we’ll ship any of the items on the board to you for free until the end of the month!
BWA Back to School Shop Specials

Backwater Angler is now located at 107 Mt Carmel Rd #106 Parkton, MD 21120

Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 9.30.09 PMBackwater Angler is now located 3/10ths of a mile off of Exit 27 at I-83 at 107 Mt. Carmel RD Parkton, MD 21120. If you find yourself in the old shop parking lot this weekend just take a left out of the old lot, take a left at the light at Mt. Carmel Rd. and a left into the Village Plaza. Easy! If you find yourself in the old shop parking lot this weekend just take a left out of the old lot, take a left at the light at Mt. Carmel Rd. and a left into the Village Plaza. Easy! Coming from somewhere else? Please give our directions to Backwater Angler a look. Tiles courtesy of MapQuest http://www.mapquest.com/ Thanks to Mapquest for giving us birds-eye view of all of that green space in the Hereford Area of Gunpowder State Park!

Please note:
Shop Hours for the new location are:
10 AM till 5 PM Weekdays
10 AM till 4 PM Saturday and Sunday
The shop is closed every Tuesday and Wednesday

Hot July Fly Fishing Gear Moving Sale

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Backwater Angler is moving. Thanks to Staffers Justin Gaffney and Gene Howson for all of their heavy lifting this week. Help us lighten the load by stopping in this Saturday and Sunday and getting great deals on (in-stock only) Fly Fishing Gear for the Mid-Atlantic.

Including:

25% of all Rainjackets
Free flyline with any reel purchase over $100
25% of all gear bags
Pick three Loon Products and get the lowest priced one for free.
Baker’s dozen flies-buy 12 get 1 free.
Free casting lesson ($75 value) with any Rod Purchase (must book in-advance).
50% off table for things we simply cannot move!!!

Sale is only Saturday and Sunday of this weekend-July 23-24 from 10 AM till 4 PM and is limited to in-store and in-stock items only-no calls please-stop by for details

Thank for your support in our 16th year.

New location to be announced…

Beginner’s Fly Fishing School on June 26th

Please join us for a fly fishing school. On Sunday, June 26th, a Backwater Angler Guide will be teaching a fly fishing school that is ideal for beginners. If you’re planning on fly fishing in Maryland, or anywhere else for that matter, this course is a great introduction to the sport. The school covers knots, casting, gear and fly selection. Class is held from 11:00 AM till 2:00 PM. Cost is $125 per person and includes the use of gear. A Maryland non-tidal fishing license and trout stamp is required and may be purchased at the shop with check or cash the day of the school. Class size is limited to 4 and pre-registration is required. Please give us a call at 410-357-9557 to pre-register.

Beginner’s Fly Fishing School on June 25th

Please join us for a fly fishing school. On Saturday, June 25th, a Backwater Angler Guide will be teaching a fly fishing school that is ideal for beginners. If you’re planning on fly fishing in Maryland, or anywhere else for that matter, this course is a great introduction to the sport. The school covers knots, casting, gear and fly selection. Class is held from 11:00 AM till 2:00 PM. Cost is $125 per person and includes the use of gear. A Maryland non-tidal fishing license and trout stamp is required and may be purchased at the shop with check or cash the day of the school. Class size is limited to 4 and pre-registration is required. Please give us a call at 410-357-9557 to pre-register.

Beginner’s Fly Fishing School on June 12th

Please join us for a fly fishing school. On Sunday, June 12th, a Backwater Angler Guide will be teaching a fly fishing school that is ideal for beginners. If you’re planning on fly fishing in Maryland, or anywhere else for that matter, this course is a great introduction to the sport. The school covers knots, casting, gear and fly selection. Class is held from 11:00 AM till 2:00 PM. Cost is $125 per person and includes the use of gear. A Maryland non-tidal fishing license and trout stamp is required and may be purchased at the shop with check or cash the day of the school. Class size is limited to 4 and pre-registration is required. Please give us a call at 410-357-9557 to pre-register.

Beginner’s Fly Fishing School on June 11th

Please join us for a fly fishing school. On Saturday, June 11th a Backwater Angler Guide will be teaching a fly fishing school that is ideal for beginners. If you’re planning on fly fishing in Maryland, Northern Virgina, D.C., South Central Pennsylvania or anywhere else for that matter, this course is a great introduction to the sport. The school covers knots, casting, gear and fly selection. Class is held from 11:00 AM till 2:00 PM. Cost is $125 per person and includes the use of gear. A Maryland non-tidal fishing license and trout stamp is required and may be purchased at the shop with check or cash the day of the school. Class size is limited to 4 and pre-registration is required. Please give us a call at 410-357-9557 to pre-register.

Beginner’s Fly Fishing School on June 4

Please join us for a fly fishing school. On Saturday,June 4th, a Backwater Angler Guide will be teaching a fly fishing school that is ideal for beginners. If you’re planning on fly fishing in Maryland, or anywhere else for that matter, this course is a great introduction to the sport. The school covers knots, casting, gear and fly selection. Class is held from 11:00 AM till 2:00 PM. Cost is $125 per person and includes the use of gear. A Maryland non-tidal fishing license and trout stamp is required and may be purchased at the shop with check or cash the day of the school. Class size is limited to 4 and pre-registration is required. Please give us a call at 410-357-9557 to pre-register