August 2020 Update

To my loyal & valued customers,

As you read this greeting from me at the shop, I sincerely hope that all of you are safe and healthy and your families as well. The insidious virus that we all are facing is relentless, invisible and extremely powerful. Please take all precautions as you go about your daily lives.

As we have all figured out by now, fly fishing is the ultimate physical distancing endeavor along with biking, swimming (sans the sharks) and hiking along a secluded trail. If these are activities that you enjoy, please incorporate them into your weekly routine. They are good for your soul!

Speaking of fly fishing, I have been out at least 40-45 times this year and I will try to continue this trend. The Swift River in Belchertown, the Farmington River in CT and the rivers of central and Northern NH are still producing fish on a regular basis. The Deerfield River in western MA is our true GEM. I have knowledge of all these places for you to go and am willing to share it with you. Please email or call the shop for suggestions on where to go.

Call a buddy you haven’t seen in awhile and re-connect on one of these places. You can meet each other at a certain time, share fun fishing snippets at the end of the day, and have a delicious streamside lunch all for practically no cost. Sounds like a perfect time to Make A MEMORY!!

Please remember, “You don’t need a tee time to fish”.

Hope to see you on the water and thank you.

Charlie Shadan

Thomas & Thomas Rods

During August 2020, if you purchase a Thomas & Thomas fly rod from the shop, I will provide you with a $75.00 gift certificate from the shop to be spent on any items that you may need that will go well with your new rod. Come see the lineup of incredible Thomas & Thomas rods crafted to perfection. I own 2 T&T rods and can speak to them with a high degree of satisfaction.

ESFS Merchandise

The shop is fully stocked with a large array of new waders, Ross Reels, Lamson reels and distinctive new landing nets. There are over 26,000 flies to choose from. New sun screen apparel, a huge array of new shirts and a vast selection of sun gloves await your arrival. Drop in to see all the new items that “you can’t live without.”

If you need a new pair of sunglasses, come in and see all the offerings. I even have Fitovers for your regular glasses that will provide effective sunglass efficiency. All in all — it’s a small shop with a HUGE inventory to satisfy all your needs. The shop is also stocked with women’s waders and wading boots if your significant other wants to venture out with you.

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!!

ESFS Upcoming Events


All classes are on hold for now. If you have signed up for any of these events and want your money back – please don’t hesitate to contact me at the shop for a full refund. I plan on holding these classes as soon as we all feel safe enough to join in. I will keep everyone posted on future dates.

So you think you know everything?

The ESFS will be running every month interesting factoids…

National Lighthouse Day honors and commemorates a beacon of light that symbolizes safety and security for boats at sea.

On August 7, 1789, through an Act of Congress, the Federal Government took over responsibility for building and operating our nation’s lighthouses. The government recognized the importance to ships at sea to find safe harbor during fog and storms. Over the years, lighthouses have saved many ships and an untold number of lives.

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.

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