The Contented Angler
hours: Mon. - Sat. 10:00 - 8:00
35+ years fly fishing experience!
"To achieve mastery is to rise
above the need to catch fish."
Howell Raines
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Thus humble let me live and
Nor long for Midas' golden
If Heaven more generous gifts
I shall not miss them much, ---
Too grateful for the blessing
Of simple tastes and mind
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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People walk in here and say: "Now
this is a fly shop"
We never get tired of these kinds of
comments and it encourages us and
makes us want to do more! We
currently stock around 75 fly rods
and it takes a couple of trips to see
all of the fly tying material we have.
Please support the companies
on these pages who don't
believe in the anti - consumer
policy of dictating to you
where you have to shop
!  Shop
where you enjoy shopping.  
It's your right!
The Contented Angler
147 Jefferson Drive
Lower Burrell, Pa. 15068

Here is the new Half weight rod from
You simply will not find a better
Center Pin Rod than this one!
Take a look at "Trout in the Classroom" at Kiski Upper
Elementary School in Apollo Pa.
Here is a video on the new Air Lock Indicators
See the award winning 3TAND reels.   High quality and yet
affordable and durable.
Just In !!!!  New TFO Atoll Large Arbor Reels.  Very impressive!!
4/26/16 -The new Edge rods from Gary Loomis are meticulously
handcrafted in his factory
North Fork Composites in Woodland,
Washington,  USA.  Gary was inducted into the IGFA Hall of Fame
for his contributions to the fishing rod industry. Few people know
as much about building fishing rods as Gary.
If you are ready for the
best rod Gary Loomis can make, take a look at these.
Distributed exclusively by TFO
"Certainly it is heaven upon earth to
have a man's mind move in charity,
rest in providence,  and turn upon
the poles of truth"
Francis Bacon
The fact that the average caster can't bring out the full
potential of a $150.00 fly rod should tell you that fly rods
have caught up to technology and that
the overpriced fly rod
is a thing of the past! I don't need to make nor do I want to
make $400.00 profit on a fly rod
We continue to see new people every week, which,  of course,  tells us
that we are still growing.  Believe me, we have done this against
overwhelming odds and you were certainly a big part of it. Fighting the
corruption and the adult bullies was also a large part of it.
We don't look at
the bottom line.
We do this to have programs for young people.  However,
there are some adult bullies in this business that only do it for the bottom
line.  Certainly, the root of all evil.
Come and try the Echo Boost rod.  
You're going to like it
One of the most difficult things to do in this business is to
watch a young person work every day to save for a fishing
rod and then take their money.  There has to be a better
"You are always dealing with Amy and Joe here, and you
always will be.  We think this is important"
I've seen it too many times now for it to be a fluke! Whenever
someone is planning the trip of a lifetime whether it be to Russia or
Alaska,  a
TFO BVK rod and a TFO LA reel is always part of the
plan! Don't pay for a warranty that is included in the price of the
rod. With TFO you only pay for the warranty when you use it.
Here are some great Musky Flies
If you fish for steelhead, don't miss these Gary Loomis  Sea
Run rods!  Perfect for Erie,  Oak Orchard, etc.
2/18/17 - The Contented Angler is proud to be affiliated and to be
casting instructors for the Pittsburgh Casting Club.  Make sure you visit
thier Facebook page and join us at the club.  It took lots of hard work
from tournament caster Eddie Matuziek to make this a reality.  Steve
Rajeff will be doing a demonstration one day amd we will have world
champion casters from all over the world join us in Pittsburgh.  The
best casters in the world and not an FFF caster in sight.  There's a
good reason for this.  These guys don't need a title.
2/19/17 - We welcome our new friends from West Virginia and Ohio
not just as customers but as friends who realize what The Contented
Angler is all about.  A genuine fly shop where everyone becomes a
2/20/17  Avoid the Darkeside and keep fly fishing an
honorable passtime.  We can do it!
2/21/17  Orvis was the first to do the "Unsanded blank"
thing about 40 years ago. It was unappealing then and
they never did it again. It also didn't add anything to the
performance of the rod. I still dislike the unsanded or
"Unfinished blank"
How important is an award winning rod?  Well, it
depends who made it an award winning rod.  A rod
that won an award 20 years ago can still be called an
award winning rod.  They don't tell you this.  I've had
award winning rods and they don't sell any better than
a typical fly rod.
If you don't see a product here
that you want to purchase,  the
first thing you should do is call
the manufacturer and ask them
why.  Then call us and we will
tell you the truth!  You have the
right to buy any product here!