March 2019 Update

To my loyal & valued customers,

Ski country got plenty of snow and snow lovers were blessed with a bounty of places to ski, board and recreate this winter season.

Now it’s our season ushering itself in! The waters on the Nissitissit and Squannacook rivers are running very clear and at a wonderful level. Many rainbows have held over nicely on both rivers.

I have had at least 2 people say that they caught a holdover brown trout on the Squannacook river at the Bertozzi Section. It obviously won’t be long before we are wetting a line on both rivers to holdovers and stocked pellets!

The Swift River is still about 500 CFS but is producing some nice salmon and rainbows as of this writing.

Check out your gear and ready yourself for a season of promise. Get your flies tied, waders leak proof, reels spinning free and easy and your wading boots examined real soon.

Speaking of wading boots, Korker is running a promotion for March 2019 only:* Purchase a pair of Greenback, Redside, Buckskin or Buckskin Mary boots and receive $20.00 cash back from Korkers.

ESFS has the rebate forms and info for you to take advantage of this offer. Stop in for details and see the line-up of the most comfortable wading boots on the planet.

—Fish Hard, Fish Deep, Fish Often —

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

Jonathan Bunker Presentation Sunday, March 24th

On Sunday, March 24th, Jonathan Bunker from Squaretail Anglers will be putting on a presentation at the shop. He will be informing everyone about the Deerfield & Housic Rivers.

It starts at 12:00 pm and will last about 1 hour. I have guided with Jonathan several times and he is “first rate”. A top-notch guide listens well to his clients, puts them in a great position and answers all questions intuitively. Jonathan qualifies on all levels and offers much more.

Registration will be done by e-mail or a call to the shop only. Walk-ins will be allowed only if there is room! There is a nominal cost of $3.00 for each attendee. Spaces is limited.

Jonathan will be raffling off a trip with him for 2 people. Time and date to be worked out with winners. Tickets will be offered for 1 ticket — $10.00 or 5 tickets for $20.00. Please bring along some cash for a chance to win a phenomenal trip with a truly inspirational and qualified guide.

2019 Upcoming Events

Beginners “Learn to Fly Fish School” Sunday, April 14th — 8:00am – 5:00pm Saturday, April 27th — 8:00am – 5:00pm All equipment provided if necessary. Includes lunch $249.00 There are only a couple of spots left for both days.

Aquatic Bugology Class — Sunday, May 5th — 8:00am – 4:00pmIncludes 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. Currently SOLD OUT

Learn to Nymph Fish Class — Sunday, May 19th2 sessions — 8:00am – 12pm / 1:00pm – 5:00pmEnroll in one session. $100.00There are only a couple of spots left.

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…..

March 7th 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell received his patent for (#174,465) the telephone.

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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