TCO Fly Shop Celebrates 30 Years


“What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been”

West Lawn, PA—December 5th, 2020—Tulpehocken Creek Outfitters first opened its doors on December 5th, 1990 by Tony Gehman in Reading, (West Lawn) Pennsylvania. The fly shop was built on a passion for the sport of fly-fishing and the local tailwater and namesake of the company, the Tulpehocken Creek. As the business grew, the company became known as TCO Fly Shop. Over the past 30 years, multiple stores were added. First was the acquisition of Eyler’s Fly Shop, Bryn Mawr, Pain September 2005. Next was the creation of the State College store along with the guide outpost in Spruce Creek in April of 2007. TCO operated with three locations until the opening of their 4th and largest store in Boiling Springs, Pain Spring of 2016. The Boiling Springs store features a spring fed lake in the backyard as well as the Appalachian Trail passing through the grounds. Most recently, TCO and Orvis partnered on Orvis’s first ever “store within a store” concept. TCO occupies half of the Orvis Company store located in Haverford, PA. This unique store concept features all the products you would expect from Orvis, as well as some curated top brands from the fly fishing industry.

TCO Fly Shop now conducts business through 4 locations in Pennsylvania and worldwide through a website that has been growing since the early days of the internet. Throughout 30 years of change, a few things have remained untouched. The vision that Tony had in 1990 has remained untarnished.That vision was to create a fly shop that had the best customer experience coupled with the most knowledgeable team around. A store that was welcoming to the beginner as it was to the advanced angler. As TCO continues to grow, you can count on the fact that we will always give everything we have to you, the customer and that fly fishing will always be our passion.

“I am Grateful for all the love and support of our amazing staff and clients over the last 30 years… and look forward to many more”
-Tony Gehman, President & Founder of TCO Fly Shop

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Contact Information: Tony Gehman –cell: 610.507.2464 | email: [email protected]


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