The Contented Angler
hours: Mon. - Sat. 10:00 - 8:00
45 years fly fishing experience!
724-337-0437
"To achieve mastery is to rise
above the need to catch fish."
Howell Raines
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Thus humble let me live and
die,
Nor long for Midas' golden
touch;
If Heaven more generous gifts
deny,
I shall not miss them much, ---
Too grateful for the blessing
lent
Of simple tastes and mind
content!
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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The Contented Angler
147 Jefferson Drive
Lower Burrell, Pa. 15068
724-337-0437

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"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.  The
only rod worth $800.00 is the
Mcfarland rod!
Avoid the Darkeside and keep fly fishing an
honorable passtime.  We can do it! The Darkeside
is still stinking up fly fishing!!  Let's hope and pray
that the Darkeside realizes the big picture and sees
the light.  Right now, he only sees money! The
Darkeside is the king of discrimination.
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! You
simply can't open a fly shop today.  you
simply wouldn't get any product.
A look at Penn State "Kids in college" program
Hanak Hooks are now
available at The Contented
Angler
8/3/17 - Here is one of those rare opportunities to
get a
Hatch reel for 20% off!  Prices are limited
to what we have in stock!  We hope you can take
advantage of this.  They won't last!
 Hatch Reels
See the new Wetsox before your next Erie
Steelhead trip.  A huge seller!  Great gift!
Hook Terminiology - Everyone
should read this!!
Does anyone remember friendship?  Is it nothing more
than a mouse click on Facebook?  Sometimes it seems
like it, which is one reason to come and see us.  
Freindship still exists here,  it is still important.  
New Scientific Angler Essox and Figure 8
Leaders are now here!
"The only thing you can take with you when you leave this
world are those things which you have done for others"
Lefty Kreh had a large burden when he was called home to
the safe harbor.
We are thankful for another great season which enables us to
donate to specific charities. If I did this just for the money,  
there would be no reward.  We wouldn't be doing anything
meaningful and we wouldn't be contributing to society.  
Should the donations go to the fishing community?  When you
see a child on the television who has had over 100 broken
bones,  I think you know where the priorities lie.  We are
thankful for our customers (friends) who make this all possible.
Specs,  Stipers,  Giant Redfish,  False Albecore.  These
pictures have nothing to do with our skill.  It's the
guide;
Gary Dubiel and Spec Fever in North
Carolina!  Book now,  it fills up fast!
Wow!  After hearing about all of the Frankenstein wading
shoes you have tried,  the
Chota West Prong shoes are
one of our most popular items!  For years the angler should
have demanded more from their waders and shoes.  That
moment is now here.
Another reason to visit the Contented Angler.  You will
always see the same two people here.  "What you
won't see is a 25 year old kid telling you: "Why do you
want that rod when I can sell you this one?"
We were all 25 at one time.  You have to allow them
to grow up.  
It doesn't matter if you have 45
years of experience. As long as
a female owns the shop,  
suppliers will always practice
discrimination.  It still exists
today! And you thought there
were laws?
Lock 3 Bait & Tackle and Transues Bait & Tackle both
have the knowedge and experience you expect,  but more
importantly,  they are very nice people.  They both get The
Contented Angler seal of approval.  We would never say
anything bad about each other.  However,  some businesses
will, even trout organizations.  We have to remember to turn
the other cheek and act like adults.  We all only have one life
to live and we need to live it doing positive things.