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Meet The Staff: Lenny Gliwa

TCO Bryn Mawr: Lenny Gliwa 

When did you start working at TCO?

A long, long time ago

What is your favorite place you have fly fished? (Near or Far)

I have been very fortunate to fish in a lot of special places, but Southwest Montana has to be at the top of my list. 

What music is being played on your way to the stream? 

It really depends on my mood, but usually some sort of classic rock or reggae.

Besides fly fishing, what other outdoor activities do you enjoy?

I grew up hunting and I love archery season, but mornings in a duck blind have always been another favorite. Recently, I have been really into jig and pop tuna fishing. The active and often times very visual aspects of this type of fishing are the same things that got me hooked on fly fishing so many years ago. 

Lenny's Bio

As a young kid, I was lucky enough to have a father who introduced me to the outdoors and instilled in me a love of hunting and fishing at a very young age. I first picked up a fly rod when I was 8 years old and I haven't looked back since. I was lucky enough to join the TCO team as a teenager working in both the Bryn Mawr location throughout high school & the State College location while attending Penn State University. After school and years of further refining my skills as an angler on the amazing waters of Central Pennsylvania, I returned to the Philadelphia area to run the Haverford location for the last few years. While trout are my usual species of choice, I love exploring the many other fisheries we have in our area. Swinging flies for steelhead in the Great Lakes, chasing stripers off the coast of New Jersey, stripping big flies for smallmouth and musky on the rivers of Central Pennsylvania, or casting to tailing carp in a pond somewhere, if I have a fly rod in hand, I'm having fun. When I'm not fishing or in the shop you may find me tying flies, camping and hiking, or hanging in a tree with a bow in my hand.