So Glad for Local Fly Shops

wadin' boot

Donny, you're out of your element...
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It's always a good time at Patricks. Wes set me up the other day with some stuff I needed and stuff I wanted.
 

Greg Price

Love da little fishies
I want to politely encourage everyone in West Seattle, Burien, White Center and other points south of Seattle to stop in to Emerald Water Anglers and support the shop. Business has been rough due to the West Seattle bridge closure.

A lot of hard work went into building out and setting up that shop. It’s a great place to hang out. The location WAS ideal - right near the junction - until the bridge closed overnight. There’s no telling when it will be rebuilt. It’s a nightmare to get there from any point north and business is suffering because of it.

It would be a real shame to see EWA go out of business. Please stop by and show some love. Maybe spend some of that stimulus money. Thanks for reading.
Yes, I love that shop, too. I used to live in West Seattle before the shop was open.

Dave Mcoy used to give a slide program about fishing small streams in Western WA that re kindled my passion for the simplicity of wet wading mountain streams in dead of summer heat with a 2wt in hand, dry fly only Now my favorite fishery!!!!
 
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Old Man

A very Old Man
Since I moved to Butte about 4 years ago, I haven't found any fly shops only. I wander all over town but I haven't found one yet. There are a few hock shops that have some gear but never what I want. Three Bears has some gear. Bot it's not a fly shop.

When I lived in Dillon, there were at least four shops there and I hit all of them. Frontier Anglers was the one where I got most of what I used and flies I needed. I used to hit Uncle Bob's until there changed the name. It was kind of cold in there after that happened.
 

LilCutts

fish & whistle
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Yes, I love that shop, too. I used to live in West Seattle before the shop was open.

Dave Mcoy used to give a slide program about fishing small streams in Western WA that re kindled my passion for the simplicity of wet wading mountain streams in dead of summer heat with a 2wt in hand, dry fly only Now my favorite fishery!!!!
Right on! Dave is a generous soul and has helped me countless times. He also has the best voicemail message ever: “Hi you’ve reached Dave McCoy. I’m currently out of the country for two weeks.” He never changes it.
 

funfisher

Fish On!
Since I moved to Butte about 4 years ago, I haven't found any fly shops only. I wander all over town but I haven't found one yet. There are a few hock shops that have some gear but never what I want. Three Bears has some gear. Bot it's not a fly shop.

When I lived in Dillon, there were at least four shops there and I hit all of them. Frontier Anglers was the one where I got most of what I used and flies I needed. I used to hit Uncle Bob's until there changed the name. It was kind of cold in there after that happened.
THE STONEFLY FLY SHOP; LLC
2205 AMHERST AVE
BUTTE, MT 59701
USA
 

Jack MeHoff

Active Member
I must be a jinx, every fly shop I have hung out it is now closed , I stay out of them as I have enough stuff to last several lifetimes.
 

adamcu280

Active Member
For those of your headed towards ONP, Sequim and Sekiu, don't forget Waters West in Port Angeles. Found them last week while exploring... nice place, right on a busy street corner downtown.
My PA ritual for Oly Pen surf/fish/research missions is to stop by Strait Slice and order some variation of the best pizza in WA (IMO), the walk through the Jamie Lynn alley to Waters West and shoot the shit/buy stuff while my pizza cooks. Pick up pizza, head west, profit!

I also spend a lot of money at The Confluence in Bellingham, Spawn in Ilwaco, and I buy something at Emerald Waters whenever I'm in the area.
 

Eastside

Active Member
As a frequent visitor to the Deschutes River in Oregon and living in the Tri Cities, my local shop is Deschutes Angler. Their fly tying selection is awesome as are their flies (but I tie my own). Been on a couple of guided trips that were great. I have my own 16 ft Clack and have been a DIY floater for nearly 40 years. As I am now officially a senior citizen, my better half let me know that my days of rowing my own boat down the river are limited, I’ll be using their guide service more.
 

hookedonthefly

Active Member
Your “local” fly shops are, IMHO, so infinity x 100 cool. I say that having been in the “business”. Every time I go into a shop I buy something. Whatever…I could tie flies for a decade with the materials I have; but I always need more BEP and Jungle Cock…Tight Lines, Ed
 

Greg Price

Love da little fishies
I agree.

Anil is my number one go to for advice, flies and gear.

Lucky for me he is the closest fly shop to my home in Puyallup
 

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