April 2019 Update

To my loyal & valued customers,

Welcome to our “unofficial start” of our season. By that I mean the stoneflies are omni-present at the shop as well as on the water. Most if not all of the vestiges of our snow has melted and the stocking trucks are rolling. Need more proof?

The streams and rivers have held up well thru the winter with many holdover trout having been caught throughout the cold months.

The Deerfield has been stocked to some degree and the ponds are getting their share as of this writing. We are blessed to have such a diverse choice of places to “wet a line” in Massachusetts.

For those not aware, President Trump recently signed into law the Wild and Scenic Designation for the Nashua, Squannacook and Nissitissit Rivers. A very huge win for all of us along these rivers. Federal money, conservation projects and long term protection of our valuable waterways are intended consequences! Wow! Wow! Wow! I’ll keep you informed of future proceedings involving this historic piece of local legislation.

The shop will be closed Easter Sunday, April 21st. Please enjoy your Easter Sunday with family and friends.

—Fish Hard, Fish Deep, Fish Often —

Thanks to all for your support. See you on the water,  
Charlie Shadan


Evening Sun Fly Shop 2019 Upcoming Events

Beginners “Learn to Fly Fish School” 

Sunday, April 14th — 8:00am – 5:00pm — 2 SPOTS LEFT
Saturday, April 27th — 8:00am – 5:00pm — SOLD OUT
All equipment provided if necessary. Includes lunch $249.00

Aquatic Bugology Class

Sunday, May 5th — 8:00am – 4:00pm —Currently SOLD OUT
Includes lunch $125.00.
This class has “hands down” been the most popular class that my shop has ever offered. Come see what your 2 area rivers have for bug life. It is an eye-opener. This class is taught by Charlie Shadan and Jon Sweatman and fills up every year. Don’t miss out on your chance to learn about what the buffet of bugs are that the fish eat all around you.

Learn to Nymph Fish Class

Sunday, May 19th — Currently SOLD OUT
2 sessions — 8:00am – 12pm / 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Enroll in one session. $100.00

Beginners “Learn to Fly Fish School” 

Sunday, October 6th — 8:00am – 5:00pm
All equipment provided if necessary. Includes lunch $249.00


Internet Purchasing vs. ESFS Purchasing

When you take a look at the rewards program being offered and all the products I carry for your needs, it should become apparent that I’m trying to meet the needs of everyone in the fly fishing community.

Please look closely at the rewards program in conjunction with your purchase needs as I can confidently make the claim that with the rewards program the Evening Sun Fly Shop is the least expensive fly shop in America – Bar none!! There is no fly shop that I know or any conglomerate, mega box store that competes with my prices.

Internet PurchasingEvening Sun Purchasing
Can’t see or touch productSee, touch and feel before you buy
Often you pay for freight/shippingNo freight/shipping charges
No custom fitting on waders or boots, sunglasses or any item where sizing is criticalTry it on before you buy it. Sizing is critical to your purchase
Not usually a knowledgeable, trained person to talk to who has used the product(s)Well skilled, trained people to talk to and explain your needs
Minimal if at all rewards programA rewards program that yields up to 31% for your purchasing. Unheard of in the industry!!!

These are at least 5 reasons to consider calling, stopping in, or e-mailing the shop before you CLICK the mouse. You will help to support a local business that truly cares for you as a client and you will pay no more and always get FREE shipping to your door. Please try us out!!


So you think you know everything?

The ESFS will be running every month interesting factoids…..
April 1973 – The first portable cell phone call was placed in New York City.

Millers River maps

Finally in. Come and take a look at the latest & greatest map created by the shop for this river.

Squannacook and Nissitissit maps

Get your map of the local rivers – the Squannacook & Nissitissit that I created in the store. 700+ copies have already sold to date. These maps will make great gifts.

Fly Boxes Found

1. Several fly boxes have been found along the Nissitissit River – Call the shop to claim w/adequate ID of the items.

2. A net & lanyard w/tippet have also been found and dropped at the shop.

In both of these cases, they were turned in by honest, caring fly-fishermen who want to re-unite these items with their rightful owners. Call the shop to ID your missing treasures.

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