December 2018 Update

To my loyal & valued customers,

I’m going to step out of the “political correctness arena” and wish everyone and your families a Merry Christmas. Sorry if I have offended anyone. I hope everyone has a happy holiday filled with new memories and fun events.

The rivers in our area are still running at somewhat high levels but are fishable. Both the Nissitissit and Squannacook have plenty of holdover fish from the fall stocking.

The rivers in southeastern NH are producing some nice fish from Lamprey, Cocheco, and Isinglas. The waters are high so please bring a wading staff and use caution as you traverse the rivers.

The Swift River in Belchertown is yielding some beautiful rainbow trout as well as “yes” – some landlocked salmon! The salmon have come over the spillway in large numbers and anglers are having a lot of success hooking these beauties.

If you catch a rogue warm day leave the desk, cubby hole, office and get out for a few hours to your favorite local place to fish. We are blessed with so many options within a 1 – 1 1/2 hour ride from the fly shop as well as the 2 local rivers to spend your time on.

“Fish hard, Fish deep, Fish often”

Thank you to everyone who has helped in some way to make my fly shop your “local fly shop”. I would not be here without your loyalty. I am so grateful to all.

Happy Holidays & See you on the water,

Charlie Shadan

Evening Sun Wish List

This year the shop is trying to help you get the fly fishing gift you want when a family member says “What would you like for Christmas?”

If you have a specific gift you would like, please email me at the shop or come in and leave me your personalized list so that when your family member calls or stops in I can recommend to them what you have selected.

December Sale at ESFS

1) All books will be 15% off
2) All sunglasses are 15% off
3) Selected rods and reels will be 15% off (these are top quality rods & reels)
4) All waders purchased during December will be accompanied by 18 free flies as well
5) Purchase any new Hardy, Redington, Mystic or Temple Fork rod and get 10% more in free merchandise from the shop during the month of December. This could result in as much as $75-$80 in free items depending on the rod chosen. Now is the time to get the rod of your choice!!

As a reminder, please remember that gift certificates are always available from the shop throughout the year.

The December sale cannot be used with the annual rewards program.

13th Annual Holiday Cheer Day – Sunday, December 16th

Stop by the shop on December 16th between 11:30 am – 2:00 pm pm for a bite to eat, rekindle some old friendships or just come in for a handshake and some cider. I’m looking forward to seeing as many folks as can make it. Great food, friends, holiday music and a good time will be the “order of the day”.

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 Purchasing Evening Sun Purchasing
Can’t see or touch product See, touch and feel before you buy
Often you pay for freight/shipping No freight/shipping charges
No custom fitting on waders or boots, sunglasses or any item where sizing is critical Try 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 program A 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!!


The ESFS will be running every month interesting factoids…..
The first batch of eggnog in America was crafted atCaptain John Smith’s Jamestown settlement in 1607, and the name eggnog comes from the word “grog,” which refers to any drink made with rum.

Millers River, Squannacook and Nissitissit River Maps

Get your map of the local rivers – Millers River, Squannacook & Nissitissit that Charlie created. 700+ copies have already sold to date. $9.95 each. They are in stock at the fly shop.

These maps make great gifts!

Fly Boxes Found!

2 fly boxes were found at the Nissitissit river near Gilman’s Pool. Call the shop for details on how to claim back your boxes.

Beginning Fly Tying Classes starting January 2019

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