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"A Genuine Fly Shop"

Remember when you purchase a reel from The Contented Angler, you get free backing which could amount to a $20.00 savings. You also get free shipping when your order totals more than $75.00!

Who we are

Surprise! and welcome to the new home of The Contented Angler.. The original site was overdue for an upgrade in order to comply with today's code and guidelines.  By now, you should know us and our philosophy. You will find the same traditional values and honesty the you have come to expect. We now have even more products and the fly tying material is endless.

The Genuine Fly Shop is derived from the “old time” fly shop, complete with rocking chair for you to relax while you are here. After all, the only thing left after we retire are the good things that we’ve done for others. We know how hard you work for your money, we know you’re looking for honesty in this cyber-world. We think you will be happy you found us. Please be patient while we add all of our products. I will be working on this site throughout 2023!

We think you will be happy you found us.

When you arrive here please stop at the "New" section first to check for any updates

Amy & Joe Gablick

Amy with a little Redfish!

"There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a gentleness of spirit and a pure sincerity of mind"

Washington Irving

But not when you're competing.

News & Updates

As far as profits go, 2022 was a great year.  This is thanks to you. We continue to stock heavily and we doubt if you will find a more complete collection of beads (see below)  We have 50 years experience teaching young people fly tyng and fly fishing. Amy teaches trout casting and Joe teaches saltwater casting. We know how to line a two handed rod and also take care of your musky needs. A portion of our profits goes to Childrens Hospitals, but the donation reads; "Freinds of The Contented Angler". We support those who are unable to enjoy fishing.

New Products
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New! Crackle Tungsten Beads. Thanks to Hareline


New Gritty Tungsten Beads thanks to Hareline!

The Third Hand is currently our most popular item. No more trying to hold the rod under your arm while you add a tippet or fly. $29.95 Everyone loves it!


Douglas Rods

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