Fly Shop Strong Small Biz Saturday!
Shop at your favorite local small businesses today.
I do some speaking in a few communities every off season. I often hear complaints from the guests that there is not a local fly shop. About how there once was, and that they have to travel lots of miles to visit a fly shop, and how great it would be to have the shop back in the community.
I don’t know the circumstances of those failed businesses. I don’t claim to know. But what I do know that if you spend your fishing dollars with big box stores, discounters, or online only businesses…you will not have a specialty retailer nearby.
Small businesses are important for your community. The dollars stay locally. The dollars support locals. That local is you. You have to make the call, it is your decision.
The only one it hurts is everybody. Those mega businesses will survive. What might not is your local fly shop.
Only 400 fly shops in America, 500 worldwide. Is it important to shop at them?
You have to make that decision. What’ll you decide?