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August 27, 2014

August's Note from Charlie

Welcome to all who may have vacationed already to some fishing destination. If you haven't had a chance to get away for a couple of days, look in the mirror and tell that person that time is accelerating and that the cold ice and snow will be upon us quicker than we would like to believe.


I am just back from an 8 day sojourn to Colorado with 5 other very addicted fly fisherman. Our trip was so memorable from so many points of view. The collection of guys were perfect for the trip as everyone caught loads of fish, shared their help and knowledge and pitched in with necessary chores, and invigorated themselves with tales of fishing as well as many pictures to have into perpetuity. I am blessed to be surrounded by such a great group of adaptable fly guys! We are already planning our annual trip out West for next year (2015). That should indicate our level of addiction!! The hatches, water levels, weather, food and drink were fit for the fly fishing "gentry". I would be glad to share with anyone how you could put together a trip to Colorado or Montana inexpensively and come back with a lifetime of memories.


The Swift River in Belchertown, MA is loaded with freshly stocked fish some of which qualify for "village idiot" status. It is our summertime oasis and you should avail yourself of at least one full day to practice your craft over these ready and willing fontanalis. The Squannacook is still yielding some nice fish in the deep holes especially 1-2 hours before dark.


Sorry to report that the Pittsburgh, NH trip filled up in 15 minutes. Catch the next wave!! I will be calling all signees to go over the "fine print" before you leave.


That's all I got for now. Get out on the Swift, Squannacook or any of the other myriad of rivers in central to northern NH before you put away your rods in exchange for your skis and snow shovels.


Regards and thank you,


Charlie Shadan

Evening Sun Fly Shop

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