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Cumberland Valley Fly Fishing and Outdoor Festival 2022

Your weekend hosts will be the house of Pennsylvania fly fishing, Allenberry [Orvis endorsed]; the houses of fly fishing gear covering the entire Atlantic Coast, TCO Fly Shop; the best cold beer in the Northeast, Tröegs Brewing; and fly fishing emersion festivities that treat every family member as a go for this upcoming weekend.

  • This 2-day festival will feature live music, great food, Tröegs beer, amazing product giveaways, educational seminars, and a cornhole tournament! The Festival kicks off on Saturday, August 13 at 10 am… with an after party in the evening featuring local bands, great beer, and food. Sunday hours are 10 am until 3 pm.
  • Covering all types of topics, including casting clinics, fly tying demos, gear reviews, destination trips, Appalachian Trail activities, and much more – additional information.

Fernando Regencio Jr., Event Coordinator for TCO Fly Shop learning trout speak. Photo credit Paul Pellegrine. [FLM]: Fernando, isn’t this the third year of the Cumberland Valley Fly Fishing and Outdoor Festival?

Fernando Regencio, Jr. [FR/TCO] is the event coordinator for TCO Fly Shop and in charge of organizing the CVFFOF 2022 at the Allenberry [

No, We had to postpone this event due to the pandemic… but we are thrilled to be back this year! 

FLM: Thom Glace mentioned TCO was adding some interesting festival happenings that are not mentioned in the PR.

FR/TCO: Yes, Locally renowned Fly Tyer Tom Baltz will be tying flies from 10-3 on Saturday in the Cellar room located in Fairfield Hall, which is the main Allenberry building with the restaurant. 

FLM: Anything else?

FR/TCO: Yes. Attendees will enjoy this; Patagonia will demonstrate the importance of making minor repairs on your waders to keep them in service. They are asking participants to BYOW [Bring Your Own Waders], so they can check them for small leaks and make recommendations. Here is the copy Danny from Patagonia sent me; “Bring your leaky waders. Patagonia will be testing and doing minor repairs to extend the life of your waders and get you back out on the water.” 
FLM: Wow, that is impressive. I could sure use that tuneup.
FR/TCO: That reminds me, Scientific Anglers will have their full tapered leader assortment available, so if you BYOR – Bring Your Own Rod, you’ll be able to find the best taper for your setup. 

The Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Association will be there, providing an opportunity for Boy Scouts to earn their Fly Fishing Merit Badge. 

Other than that, we have great raffles where a portion of the proceeds goes to The Cumberland Valley TU Chapter’s Barnitz Church Stream Stabilization Project and the ClearWater Conservancy. The mission of ClearWater Conservancy is to conserve and restore our natural resources through land conservation, water resources stewardship, and environmental outreach across central Pennsylvania.

We will also have live music and a festive atmosphere all night.

FLM: That schedule should wear anyone out. We wish we could be there.

If you are at the festival this weekend, remember you are on the Yellow Breeches, at Allenberry, and figuratively speaking, the Letort Spring Run is next door and is where this Salmo trutta was caught and released – a commissioned work some years ago done by Thom Glace. So bring a rod and have a go. FYI: Yellow Breeches Creek, also known as Callapatscink Creek, Callapatschink Creek or Shawnee Creek is a 56.1-mile-long tributary of the Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania, USA. There is no agreed upon explanation for the name Yellow Breeches Creek, which is found in land warrants as early as 1736.


Casting Demos, Corn Hole Tournament, Casting Competition, Equipment Demos, Saturday Night After Party/meet and greet 

Vendors Attending:

  1. Big Agnes
  2. Brandywine Branch Distillery
  3. Costa
  4. Loomis
  5. Headwaters Books
  6. High and Dry
  7. MycoSymbiotics LLC
  8. Oboz
  9. Orvis
  10. Patagonia
  11. Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Association
  12. Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum
  13. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Harrisburg East
  14. RIO
  15. Ross
  16. Sage
  17. SCG Med-Spa
  18. Scientific Anglers
  19. Scott
  20. Simms
  21. TCO Fly Shop
  22. Town Shirt
  23. Tröegs

Featured Fly Tyers:

Alex Kolivras, Brendan Ruch, Eric Naguski, Jake Villwock, John Parisi, Lenny Gliwa, Tom Baltz

Guide Services

Adventure Explorations, Dusty Wissmath, Relentless Fly Fishing

Live Music:

  1. Brahman Noodles
  2. Cody Ross Smith
  3. North Mountain Ramblers
  4. Shrimp Ryans Jig Band
  5. The Vintage Crew

World renown-award-winning watercolorist and illustrator artist Thom Glace will be on hand. His art is prominently a part of the Allenberry Resorts’ exceptional collection.


Brooks Abeln, Thom Glace, Re-Cast Designs


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