I moved to Wilmington in 1998 originally intending to purchase Fran Betters’ Adirondack Sport Shop. After Fran’s passing in 2009, I opened the Two Fly Shop; now proudly celebrating its 10th season. 

  • The shop's name comes from an event held in May of each year known as the AuSable River Two-Fly Challenge; two days of comradery and sportsmanship raising funds to help stock the river with larger trout.

  • The Two Fly Shop is an experience. Memorabilia is displayed throughout the shop which is full of flies, leaders, rods, reels, waders, boots, apparel and so much more. Make sure you look up, even the ceiling is full!

John Ruff is the shops head guide and a professional fly tier. He contributes his expertise and experience and is instrumental to the shop's success.  John ties  Fran Betters specialized patterns including the AuSable Wulff, Haystack, Usual and Bomber, as well as other signature patterns. 

  • John has been in the industry for 21 years. He worked for Francis Betters in his shop as a guide and tier. The legendary Francis Betters taught John his patterns as he often had trouble keeping up with strong demand. John is committed to keeping Fran's patterns alive and supplies the shop with loads of them. 

We are locally owned and operated. The shop carries high quality and a full line of fly fishing gear. We believe in our customers and strive for you to be satisfied. We stand behind our equipment and services and hope that you come back often and recommend us to your friends. Stop by and see what we have to offer.
  • Owned and operated by Tom Conway. I now have 36 years of experience fly_fishing, building rods, & tying flies.
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