8th ANNUAL Holiday Cheer Day
The 8th annual Holiday Cheer Day at the shop will be held this year all day on Saturday, December 14th. There will be a buffet and beverages will be provided. Music, refreshments and good friends will all be part of the day. Come in and say hello and enjoy some delicious food and good company.
December's Note from Charlie
Happy holidays to everyone and your families!
Hard to believe that November has passed that quickly. Thanksgiving is in our rear view mirror with Christmas on the horizon. Fishing has remained somewhat stagnant on the Nissitissit and Squannacook due to low water conditions. The rivers are still full of fish but challenging conditions make for tougher days on the water. Small, small bugs are the order of the day. Midges 20-26 have taken fish. Fished just under the surface, these midges can produce some nice takes.
I recently fished the Swift River in Belchertown with some friends and we all caught several fish. There have been reports of plenty of salmon showing up in the Stillwater River. Southeast NH rivers, including the Lamprey, Cocheco and Isinglass, have been yielding some nice rainbows and an occasional brown. They have been stocked twice with some nice fish up to 18".
The beginners fly tying classes are in full swing and I fully expect to run another set of sessions in January 2014. These classes run for 5 weeks and are a comprehensive look into learning to tie flies from many points of view. Call the shop or email for details.
Recently a friend, G. Sunderland, left his Grey XF2 8'6" rod and reel at the Squannacook River on the South Street side and drove away inadvertently. He went back to get it but it was gone. If you hear of anyone reporting that they found a rod and reel, please call me at the shop to get it back to Gerry.
Just a reminder that the holiday season is upon us and gift certificates are available at the shop for your favorite gear, tying supplies, rod or reel. I just received a new shipment of additional Fishpond packs, bags and vests. Come in to see the large line-up of new Fishpond and William Joseph gear.
Merry Christmas and thank you,
Evening Sun Fly Shop
LOST & FOUND - Fly box in Pepperell
A fly box with approximately 300-400 flies was found in the road (Longley Road) near Rite-Aid in Pepperell up the street from my shop. It appears that it might have been left on the roof of a car after a day of fishing the rivers nearby. To claim the fly box if yours, please contact the shop and be prepared to describe the box in detail.
Biggest Bang for your Buck!
If your perception is that buying from the mega fly fishing stores out west will get you better pricing, Charlie invites you in to compare his prices on all fly tying materials and other items. Charlie recently did an analysis and found his prices were much better across the board. Don't be fooled by the mega store image. Their overhead is enormous and someone has to pay for that! In addition, you get to see, touch, and feel the products at Evening
Sun before you buy. The big bonus is there are no
Come in and browse and see for yourself that Evening Sun Fly Shop is truly the small store with the biggest selection and fabulous pricing.
Welcome to the Evening Sun Fly Shop!
Owned and operated by Charles "Charlie" Shadan (pictured top right), the Evening Sun Fly Shop located in Pepperell, Massachusetts, specializes in teaching individuals and families the joys of fly fishing and fly tying without the stigma of high cost.
Charlie has been extensively fly fishing his home waters of the Nissitissit and Squanacook Rivers in north central Massachusetts, New England, and the rest of the United States for over 40 years.
A full service fly shop, the Evening Sun Fly Shop carries only the best quality fly fishing and fly tying gear and supplies available for both freshwater and saltwater fly fishing. If you are new to fly fishing, Charlie can get you properly equipped and on you on your way to catching fish with excellent starter tips and instruction. Alternatively, you can attend one of Charlie's free fly fishing seminars and presentations that will show you some of the best fishing spots in the region and teach you the techniques you need to catch fish.
If you are interested in fly tying, Charlie carries an impressive array of tools and materials and offers a variety of ways to learn your new craft including Fly Tiers Corner where you can watch local tiers tying their specialties and you can pick up a few pointers along the way. Charlie also offers a variety of fly tying classes throughout the fall and winter months.
Interested in a guided trip? Regardless of whether you want to target trout, freshwater bass, or lunker stripers or blues on the saltwater, Charlie can get you lined up for a fly fishing trip of a lifetime.
If you live in any of the following towns in northern Massachusetts or southern New Hampshire, it's worth a trip to the Evening Sun Fly Shop. You will not find any better selection or service anywhere in the area. Charlie guarantees it!
Mount Vernon, NH
New Boston, NH
New Castle, NH
New Ipswich, NH
Gardner, MA Georgetown, MA
North Andover, MA
North Reading, MA
Townsend, MA Topsfield, MA