Yes, you can order on eBay, shop at the big box ‘sportsman’s warehouse’ or find little discoveries at yarn shops and fabric stores. However, when it is all said and done, picture the demise of fly shops (given these tough times and our refusal to purchase big ticket items at the shops) and the impact it would have on issues we profess to care about. The fly shop should be like the mercantile with the pot bellied stove…where shop owner, employees and customers gossip and pass on important information and total BS. The important information is often related to habitat, environmental and use/access issues. The shop provides a central hub for potential coordinated efforts to address important issues.This is a world wide call to support your local shop.

Logo Care of  Ulf Börjesson and found at Eco Fly (FB)