Fly Shop Experience

Great post about the local fly shop. Make sure you visit yours soon!

I love fly shops, I could live in a fly shop.   Often times shops have an abundance of just about everything I need to survive (beef jerky, cheap beer, and fly gear).  I spend a lot of time in the shop, which about 15% of that time is spent looking at gear/flies, 20% is remembering what the hell I came into the shop for in the first place, and the remaining balance is spent standing around chatting and listening in on conversations.  I find the conversations that can be heard and/or witnessed by a casual observer in the fly shop setting to be fascinating and highly entertaining.

  1. 1 out of every 4 times in a shop you will run into someone with a pattern so incredibly productive that they will show you, but it has to be in complete and total secrecy.  Sometimes it is a shop employee, a…

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Gin Clear

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