February 2019 Update

To my loyal & valued customers,

As we approach “our season” of bugs, running water, and hope springs eternal, ask yourself what piece(s) of equipment can I change out, repair or improve upon to help make this spring and summer a season of success.

Is a new rod or reel on the horizon? Have your waders shrunk? Don’t blame me ’cause I didn’t sell you the ice cream, chips, and cookies!!

Are your wading boots causing you to slip too much. Maybe the soles are worn or the seams on the outside are compromised.

Is your reel drag a drag? Have you lost a good fish because your reel has seen better days?

All these questions are meant for you to start taking inventory of your gear ’cause before we know it the streams and rivers will be beckoning our presence.

I sent a client to a spot on the Nissitissit River just 1 1/2 weeks ago and he caught 5 nice rainbows and hooked at least 3 more.

The fish are holding over nicely and this spring with all the water we have is shaping up to be a banner year.

My fly shop is well positioned to help you choose the right gear for your needs. Come in a see the line-up of new items from rods, reels, lines, rain jackets and waders.

I have a complete selection of Korkers wading boots to provide you with the most comfortable as well as adaptable wading boot on the market today. Check with your friends who own Korkers and then come see for your own. Lots of new books and fly lines have arrived as well. 

As a reminder, the 2019 Rewards Program is in full swing and all your purchases will lead to some very handsome extra items that no other shop competes with. You can earn upwards of 30% in Rewards!! —- Un-equal in the industry—

—Fish Hard, Fish Deep, Fish Often —

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


Evening Fly Shop 2019 Upcoming Events

Intermediate 1 Day Fly Tyers Class — Sunday, February 3rd — 9:00am – 3:30pm1 Day all day intermediate fly tying class being held at the shop. If you are a tyer of at least 1-2 years and would like to improve your skills and broaden your knowledge, this is the class for you. It starts at 9am and goes until 3:30pm – Plenty of time to get to your Super Bowl event. The game breaks at 6:30pm. The cost is $100 and includes lunch. There is only 1 spot left.

Tying Nymphs Class — Sunday, February 10th — 9:00am – 3:30pmTying class on Nymphs being offered by Charlie Shadan. Since nymph fishing is what we do quite often, come see what Charlie has for insights to offer to you on tying nymphs. Stone fly, mayfly and caddis imitations will be offered. Materials and hooks will be provided. The cost of the class is $100 and also includes lunch. For advanced tyers only. Please no beginners for this class. It begins at 9am and goes to 3:30pm. There are still spots open.

Fly Tyers Corner Sunday, February 17th – Mike Ferchak — 10:30am – 1:00pmTying soft hackles and some of his personal fish catchers! Don’t miss this one.
Sunday, Februry 24th – Bob Broadhurst  — 10:30am – 1:00pmTying the incredible hatching pupa fly from Ellis Hatch. Tying the heron fly in three different colors. Tying the shakey bealy soft hackle fly.

Beginners “Learn to Fly Fish School” Sunday, April 14th — 8:00am – 5:00pmSaturday, April 27th — 8:00am – 5:00pm All equipment provided if necessary. Includes lunch $249.00

Aquatic Bugology Class — Sunday, May 5th — 8:00am – 4:00pm 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. There are still 3 spots left open.

Learn to Nymph Fish Class — Sunday, May 19th2 sessions — 8:00am – 12pm/1:00pm – 5:00pmEnroll in one session. $100.00

Beginners “Learn to Fly Fish School” Sunday, October 6th — 8:00am5:00pm. 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…..
Groundhog Day always falls on February 2. This traditionally marks the midpoint between the winter solstice in December and the spring equinox in March.

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

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.

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