Yesterday I had a depressing conversation with a good friend who owns a fly shop. It is depressing how the economy is doing and how bad fly shops are doing because of it. Two of my favorites have or are about to become seasonal only and the Stewarts and Countrysport in Portland are gone, and Kauffman's is almost at the point of closing another store. This leads me to believe that if we do not start supporting our local stores more, we are going to loose most if not all to not only big box stores, but overall to our economy. I am broke, but can still found a few dollars to spend yesterday in Gorge Fly Shop in Hood River. Please try and support our local fly shop. You can always use a few more flies or tying materials. Before long we are going to see Simms and Sage in Walmart because they will not have anywhere else to go. Lets help out brothers in arms out.