Fly shops are the backbone and lifeblood of the sport, and they provide a place for participants to learn, grow, and progress as they gain more interest in fly fishing. Orvis works with more than 700 dealers around the world, including shops in 48 states. (Hawaii and Nebraska, we’re coming for you!) Each year, at the Orvis Guide rendezvous, the company recognizes one great business as the Orvis Dealer of the Year. This year’s winner was TCO Fly Shop, which has four locations in Pennsylvania–Reading, Haverford, State College, and Boiling Springs.
TCO (Tulpehocken Creek Outfitters) was named for one of the finest tailwater fisheries in the East, and the first shop opened in 1990 in Reading. They became Orvis dealers in 1996, and earned this award because of their ability to provide customers with outstanding personalized service and education, presenting them with a diverse product offering to help them have a great time on the water, and being great advocates for fly fishing by turning their love of this sport into their livelihood.
Fly shops provide customers with personalized service and education, diverse product choices and the inside knowledge that can only come from people that have made their love of this sport into their livelihood. Fly shops also allow brands like ours to compete for the customer’s loyalty on a level playing field with our competitors. TCO Fly Shop earned this award because of their ability to provide customers with outstanding personalized service and education, offering them with a diverse product offering to help them have a great time on the water, and being great advocates for fly fishing by turning their love of this sport into their livelihood.
Here’s what one regular customer said about TCO:
Great local fly shop, if I lived closer I would be in trouble and probably broke. Tough to leave here without buying something. I think the expression is don’t go grocery shopping on an empty stomach, well don’t go to this shop if you are hungry for fly fishing equipment and materials. Great staff, very informative and helpful. Visit if you are in the area and be prepared for a great experience
Join us in congratulating TCO Fly Shop for such a great achievement. To learn more about their locations, schools, and other offerings, Click Here.