January 2019 Update

To my loyal & valued customers,
Happy New Year to everyone and your families.

Seems like we were just “gearing up” for Thanksgiving & Christmas. Wow, it really does seem like the acceleration of time is a reality. Does anyone else feel the same about time?

Hopefully, our winter remains somewhat tame as far as snow is concerned. Wet is ok but snow should be reserved for the high country and its skiers and snowboarders.

I’ve been told that it is just weird of me to ask for flying insects and bugs in the air. Bring those hungry fish and bugs on ASAP. Running water, bugs inhabiting the water, and cooperative fish are signs of “our season”.

Start tying those flies, cleaning your fly lines, checking for wader leaks and going over your spring needs as it will be upon us in no time.

Come into the shop and see a selection of new fly lines, reels, waders, rain jackets and wading boots for an upgrade to your old worn pieces of equipment.

Reports at the shop have been very positive about the Nissitissit and Squannacook rivers producing some nice fish thru December.

January is starting off somewhat mild so steal a day and hook a few fish before the temperature turns too brutal. The 4 rivers in southeastern NH — Lamprey, Cocheco, Isinglass, and Exeter are producing some nice fish.

The Swift River in Belchertown is at record levels but still producing some outsize salmon as well as stellar rainbow trout. The brookies have dropped off some but there are still a few to surprise an angler. 

Catch a moderate Day and ride the wave! “Fish Deep” — “Fish Hard” — “Fish Often” and remember “You don’t need a tee time to fish”

Please take note of all the NEW Dates for all the classes and seminars being offered during the early part of the year. Sign up for one of the classes and sharpen your skills to help your catch rate. Make this the year you devote some time to improving your fly fishing skill set.

See you on the water,  
Charlie Shadan

January 2019 Sale – Fly Tying Materials

Includes vises, hooks, and any tying materials:
1) Spend a minimum of $50.00 on tying materials and receive 10% extra in fly tying materials FREE
2) Spend $100.00 on tying materials and receive 15% extra in fly tying materials FREE
3) Spend $200.00 on tying materials and receive 20% extra in fly tying materials FREE

2019 Upcoming Events

Beginners Fly Tying Classes – January 9th or 10th start date, call or email the shop for details and to sign up for either night’s classes.

Fly Tyers Corner — Sunday, January 20th — 11:00am -1:30pm — Tyer TBDSunday, January 27th — 11:00am -1:30pm — Tyer TBD

Intermediate 1 Day Fly Tyers Class — Sunday, February 3rd — 9:00am – 4:00pm Designed for those who have taken the beginners Fly Tying classes and have been actively tying for several months/year. Includes lunch $100.00. Learn new tactics and ideas for tying more advanced flies. Nymphs, dries and streamers will be covered. New materials will be introduced as well as more advanced tying techniques.

Tying Nymphs Class — Sunday, February 10th — 9:30am – 4:00pm With Charlie Shadan, Includes lunch $100.00. For advanced tyers only. Please, no beginners for this class.

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.

Learn to Nymph Fish Class — Sunday, May 19th2 sessions — 8:00am – 12pm / 1:00pm – 5:00pm Enroll 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!!


The ESFS will be running every month interesting factoids…..
On average, January is the coldest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

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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