The Contented Angler
hours: Mon. - Sat. 10:00 - 8:00
47 years fly fishing experience!
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"To achieve mastery is to rise
above the need to catch fish."
Howell Raines
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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
Hook Terminiology - Everyone
should read this!!
See the new Wetsox before your next Erie Steelhead
trip.  A huge seller!  Great gift!
"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
Specs,  Stipers,  Giant Redfish,  False Albecore.  These
pictures have nothing to do with our skill.  It's the
Neuse River Book now,  it fills up fast!
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
New! Gret Lakes Switch line from
Scientific Angler. Will cast
indicators and weight.  Also mends
A look at Penn State "Kids in college" program
The Contented Angler
147 Jefferson Drive
Lower Burrell, Pa. 15068

Warranties have changed in the past
few years.  Of course,  they are not
going to notify you of this!  Read the
warranty very carefully from now on!
What hooks can you get at The Contented
Mustad, Hanak, Hemingway, Partridge,
Lightning Strike, Alec Jackson, Eagle Claw, MFC
and now Fulling Mill and Fasna.
 I'm really
impressed with the Lightning Strike Saltwater
hooks!! Make sure you try these!
FNF Jelly for the Blob Fly
Fishpond has purchased Tacky and they have
changed the boxes.  Never fear,  we have some
of the originals left
We won't be buying any of the new ones!
Even though the virus has slowed us down a little, rod
sales have improved over last year.  We can still make
our donations This is thanks to you, not us! Our
donatioins only go to Childrens Hospitals!
I always get a kick out of the rod shootouts.  The latest
one tells us that accuracy is built into the rod.  Then
why do we practice? In competition casting,  the caster
is awarded.  We should be awarding the rod.  In their
opinion,  the caster has nothing to do with accuracy.  
So,  we have to assume that the caster is perfect.  The
caster is God!
I am also supposed to be telling young people who are
working their way through college to spend $800.00 on
a fly rod instead.
Sometimes I will cast a rod 90ft.
when doing a demonstration I tell
the customer that they can do the
same thing because the potential is
in the rod!
Rod shootouts believe that the rod
does everything for you.  
You can't take the caster out of
the equation
.   It doesn't make
When your casting improves,  the
potential will be there waiting!
You don't reward the rod for winning
a casting contest,  you reward the
Pike, Musky, Saltwateer,  Bass flies.  If you
tie these flies you need the new Peak
Jurassic replacement head for your vise. You
will love it!