July 2020 Update

To my loyal & valued customers,

Happy 4th of July to everyone and your families as well. Fire up the grill, chill down some beverages and enjoy the 4Fs – Family, Freedom, Fishing and Fun!! Make a memory – erase the covid for a day and make believe all is well in our world. We can at least TRY. Exciting new NEWS: Evening Sun Fly Shop now has an Instagram page and an increased presence on Facebook. Watch for new posts regularly and visit the pages occasionally to find out new and informative information coming from the shop. It sure is great having my daughter at home as she is helping me a great deal with this undertaking.

The fly shop is in FULL operation and has never been stocked as well. Stop in and see the line-up of new Thomas & Thomas Rods, new Lamson reels, new Ross reels, new Rubber nets and the areas most comprehensive selection of flies, floatant, leaders and tippet. I challenge you to compare my selection to anyone. You probably will find what you are looking for. 

I have fished at least 30 days during this interruption of our lives. From the Deerfield to the Nissitissit and Squanacook, from the Saco in NH to the Trophy section on the Connecticut River, from the super productive Vermont streams to the pond at my private club – It has been a memorable fishing year so far. After July 1st, the Swift River in Belchertown, MA. should be stocked. It will be our summer oasis! Check in with the shop for recent reports and suggestions on where to go. Get out and Fish. Get the idea!!

For those that know Armand Courchoine from United Fly Tyers and many other events — Please say a prayer for his soul as he was taken by the virus. He was a true gentleman, a giver of his time freely to fly fishing groups and a devoted husband. He will be missed by so many in the fly fishing community. May he rest in eternal peace and happiness. I’m sure he is somewhere now with a “tug on his line and a bent rod”. He added much to so many.

Summer is officially here. Get to your favorite stream in CT, Mass, NH, VT or Maine. There are plenty of fish still to catch. I can help with suggestions. Use the shop as a resource. Don’t forget the Cape, Northshore and Boston area spots for stripers as well. The coast of NH and Maine are ripe with spots to cast a fly for some salt water species. Lots of places to go. It is up to YOU!!

Hope to see you on the water real soon.

Thank you for your support.

Charlie Shadan

Thomas & Thomas Rods

Thomas & Thomas Rods are in. I am now a full catalog resource for all Thomas & Thomas Rods made right here in Massachusetts. They are individually handcrafted piece of excellence. Come give them a look-see if you are in the market for an “instrument of perfection”.

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!!

ESFS Upcoming Events


All classes are on hold for now. If you have signed up for any of these events and want your money back – please don’t hesitate to contact me at the shop for a full refund. I plan on holding these classes as soon as we all feel safe enough to join in. I will keep everyone posted on future dates.

So you think you know everything?

The ESFS will be running every month interesting factoids…

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!” On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong made world history when he became the first man to walk on the surface of the moon.

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.

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