November 2020 Update

To my loyal & valued customers,

Way To Early for the “White Stuff”!

I believe I was tricked and not treated as the sky opened up and deposited a cotton coating upon my homestead. Well after all it is New England! I certainly hope everyone is healthy and safe as we brace for another onslaught of Covid 19 in the year 20.

Low water has been the order of the day on most area rivers but the Swift and Deerfield rivers continue to provide us with a respite of sorts to wet our lines. I ventured out to the Deerfield River on Tuesday with 2 friends and had a wonderful day. I found a pod of rising fish and managed to fool 4 of them with size 22 midge dries. I was fortunate to land 2 of them. Streamside lunch, good friends, cooperative fish, and a stop for an apple pie to bring home. Sign me up for more days like this. Once the leaves are all down, the Squannacook River will be a local river to venture out for a day. Next Thursday looks to be a good day to plan an outing for yourself.

As we approach the holiday season many of your relatives will be asking you what you might want for a gift. You might suggest a gift certificate from the shop. I mail them out to folks all around the country for their family members. You can use it towards a new rod, waders, net, reel, or tying materials. Just a suggestion to help your family with a way to answer “What would you like for Christmas?”I own way too many fly rods and have decided to sell three of them as I have duplicates and don’t use them often enough. They are in great condition and one of them has only been fished. ONCE. They are a 8 1/2′ – 5 wt and 2-7 1/2′ – 4 wt. rods. Come into the shop to see them and let’s play “Make a deal”. I don’t want lots of money for them and they are top quality rods with fine leather cases. Thank you and see you on the water or at the shop.

This winter promises to be challenging from many perspectives most notably the virus. Come in and stock up on your fly tying needs so that you can “tie out the storm” and be ready for a stellar spring and early summer of fly fishing your favorite places.

Happy Thanksgiving to all and your families and friends from the Evening Sun Fly Shop!! Please be safe and healthy as we await a vaccine to help us put this forgettable chapter of our lives behind us all.

Thank you all for your loyalty and please remember I would not be here without your support.

Regards and See You on the Water,
Charlie Shadan

November Shop Specials

1) Buy any rubber bag net and get a $20.00 gift certificate from the shop.
2) Buy any pair of Korkers wading boots and get a $20.00 gift certificate from the shop.
3) Buy and Thomas & Thomas fly rod and get a $25.00 gift certificate from the shop.

(Not to be used with the annual shop rewards program)

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…

November 1 at 2 A.M. is the end of Daylight Saving Time. Set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night at bedtime!

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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