September 2019 Update

To my loyal & valued customers,  

The month of August weather-wise was in my opinion just dandy. Some crisp mornings accentuated the hots days and provided a respite from the humidity and heat. We are on to September as usually we enjoy some spectacular weather before the snow flies.

Our area rivers are low and warm but still producing some fish. A client came in Thursday and reported that he and another fellow caught several brookies and some nice rainbows on a stretch of the Squannacook. Bonus Time!!

The Swift River is holding up nicely and is providing fish on a daily basis. The flows seem to be steady and about 100+CFS or so. The brook trout are moving in for their fall “urge to merge”. Reports from a few people have indicated that they have landed some brookies in the 8 -10″ range.

I went to the Swift River last week and landed 2 nice fish. My buddy landed one. It was a day well spent in the glorious sunshine standing in 55-58 degree water. As I was fishing and standing in the clear, clean water I wondered “What are the poor people doing”. My experience made me feel richer for having done it.

The Millers River is still holding some nice browns that are rising to some dries. Arrive at 5 pm and fish till dark – 7:30 or so and have a ball for a couple of hours.

The Connecticut River in Pittsburgh, NH. as well as the Saco River in North Conway, NH. are both candidates for you to wet a line over the next couple of months. Come into the shop and get some ideas and directions on where to fish these fine fisheries.

When you are in North Conway stop and see my friend, Steve Angers, who owns the North Country Fly Shop and tell him I sent you.

He will give you a free fishing map of the Mount Washington Valley that is chock full of valuable information on fishing in that area. Steve says that the BIG FISH are starting to move during their fall spawning – Big Bright Flies are the order of the day. See Steve for some intel. He’s a great guy and very helpful.

See you on the water, and remember “You don’t need a tee time to fish”.

Regards, Charlie Shadan

Three Rivers Stocking Group 9th Annual Auction – Sept. 16th

The Three Rivers Stocking Group will be holding their 9th annual fundraising auction/banquet on September 16, 2019. Try to attend as there will be lots of great items for reasonable prices as well as a fine dinner that accompanies the festivities. Check out their website for details: 

This group is responsible for stocking the Lamprey, Cocheco, Isinglas and Exeter Rivers in southeast NH. Their efforts allow us to fish these rivers during the fall and early winter. Please support their fundraising efforts by attending and having a fine meal as well as garnering some new items. This group deserves all of our support.

New MerchandiseSeptember — Wader Sale

The shop has over 25 nets available for anyone interested in upgrading their worn, outdated net. Most of these nets have a rubber bag which helps with releasing the fish unharmed as well as freeing up your hooks from the netting.

All waders in the shop are going on sale to make room for new styles. The sale runs thru September 30th. Save as much as $100.00 on selected pairs of Redington Waders. I have worn Redington waders for 4 years and they have been trouble-free. Come in to see the lineup of waders and save some cash.

Korkers, Korkers, Korkers — the most comfortable and adaptive wading boots on the market. The shop is fully stocked with all the sizes and styles. Come see for yourself.

The latest in Ross Reels have arrived at the shop – made in America with stellar technology and lifetime guarantee. There are over 75 reels in the shop for you to look over.

2019 Upcoming Events

Beginners “Learn to Fly Fish School” Sunday, October 6th — 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
All equipment provided if necessary. Includes lunch $249.00 – ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT!

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…..

The Autumnal Equinox falls on September 23, 2019, at 3:50 A.M. EDT. At this time, there are approximately equal hours of daylight and darkness.

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.

Good News: Lost & Found Items

The two fly boxes that were found on the Nissitissit River were reunited with their rightful owner. Thanks to John A. for bringing them in. This is a good example of a fly fisherman being honest and empathetic to other fly people. It is nice to have a local fly shop to assist in recovery efforts.

Still looking for the owner of a net and lanyard that were turned into the shop’s “Lost & Found” dept. Come in or call and identify your items and we will be more than happy to reunite you with your possessions.

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