Holsinger's fly shop
Holsinger’s Fly Shop is a full service fly shop based in the heart of the limestone rich streams of Central Pennsylvania. With over sixty years combined of fly fishing and fly tying experience, Ron and Shawn can help you with all your needs when it comes to fly fishing and tying. Since opening the fly shop in 2010, we have strived to bring our customers the highest quality products while keeping up with the latest materials and techniques to hit the market. Our time in the industry has brought us in contact with many of the leaders in the fly fishing industry, enabling us to provide you the products and customer service you desire. Bringing you the best materials and equipment on the market is our goal, which is why we are dealers for some of the most respected suppliers available. We carry products from Whiting Hackle, the industry leader in genetic hackles and feathers. Our tying supplies come from great supply companies such as Nature’s Spirit, Hareline, Hemingway, and Wapsi, among others. We also carry Regal Vises, the standard by which other vises are judged. We carry rods from Temple Fork Outfitters, Echo, Syndicate, and Maxxon.
Ron Holsinger, owner of Holsinger’s Fly Shop, was born and raised in the trout rich area of South-Central Pennsylvania. Growing up in the country, Ron was raised in the outdoors and from an early age had a love for the outdoors which he passed on to his son Shawn. Growing up living close to the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata gave him the opportunity to fish and a love for trout fishing; however, Ron didn’t learn to fly fish till he was in his early 30’s when he became friends with a co-worker Jack Igou. Jack taught Ron and Shawn to swing wet flies and encouraged them to start tying their own flies. Ron began tying and over the years became a very proficient tier. Experience and his attention to detail opened the doors for him to get into fly tying commercially for a local guide. The connections made from tying commercially gave him the opportunity to open his own fly shop. Holsinger’s Fly Shop started out as a mail order fly shop operating out of a spare bedroom of his house. Eventually the inventory outgrew the spare room and was moved to its current building behind his house. Ron, along with his wife Shirley run the shop and are there on a daily basis. Ron’s 30+ years of fly fishing and fly tying experience combined with his willingness to learn the new tricks and techniques of the industry allows him to stay up to date on the latest trends in the business. Ron is always willing to answer your questions or search down and order products you can’t find elsewhere. If you would like to contact Ron he can be reached by calling the shop number or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shawn was raised by his parents Ron and Shirley. His father taught from an early age, his love for the outdoors. Growing up hunting and fishing for just about everything that swims, flies, or walks he learned to appreciate the outdoors and God’s creation. At the age of 12 Shawn was taught by their close family friend Jack Igou to fly fish. Little did Jack know at the time the impact he has on Shawn’s life. Jack also led Shawn and Ron into fly tying. Every year in those first early years of Shawn’s fly tying, Jack would ask him to tie flies for him. Like all beginning tiers the flies were oversized, disproportional, and probably didn’t catch many fish, but Jack always encouraged him and asked for more. 30 some years later Shawn’s fly-tying abilities have given him the opportunity to tie at show and give tying demonstrations all over the east. When Ron and Shawn discussed how to start the shop Shawn assumed the role of the internet guru. Shawn started the Holsinger’s Fly Shop YouTube channel as a way of advertising for the shop. Along with the YouTube channel Shawn also host a fly fishing podcast called The Bugs and Beards Podcast and runs the shops Facebook and Instagram pages. As the shop grew, so grew the need for a guide at the shop. In 2014 he got his guide license and began Holsinger’s Guide Service. Between guiding, the social media, YouTube channel, podcast, and tying at fly show his time in the shop is often limited. Shawn also speaks at churches for big game dinners and at TU and fly tying clubs. If you would be interested in having Shawn speak at your organization or have any questions for Shawn feel free to reach out to him at email@example.com