Fly Shop Strong Small Biz Saturday!

Fly Shop Strong Small Biz Saturday!

Shop at your favorite local small businesses today.

And tomorrow.

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?

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  • Why wouldn’t you shop at your local fly shop? Gear manufacturers keep the retail prices at a set level, no matter your “buying power”. A pair of simms waders or a sage fly rod will cost the same at your local shop as it does at a big box store. Knowledge aside, it just makes sense to shop local.

  • I shop at my local fly shop when ever possible. I also drink MT craft brewed beer. Seems like the only beer you ever push is a very large brewery in Golden CO. Practice what you preach guys!

  • This one is tied at the hip with the ‘Most open fly shop’ blog. Most open for hours is one thing. Most open for advice, tips, pointers, whatever you want to call them as well. Get that at a big box store. Hint, you won’t. At least not valid information!

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