Happened to be in downtown Seattle over the Turkey-day holiday weekend and on a whim dropped into Kaufmann's Fly shop downtown. What a drag, guy behind counter seemed very pissed off when I inquired about the lack of stock on shelves or flies in bins. He made it clear they were closing the doors soon. Seems like another fly shop is near death. I had hoped to go in a pick up a few supplies and talk fishing holes, but instead it felt like a visit to a morgue. I know there are other alternatives out there (thank goodness), but it sure was sad to see what seems to be another casualty of the bad economy. Bottom line is we need to support our local shops (as much as possible) if we want them to keep from going extinct!