Re: Fly Shops and YOU!
What disappoints me is a lack of selection. I hate when they only carry some rods from a few brands, or only waders from one brand. I need a fly shop that's like a bass pro for fly fishing! Somewhere I can compare 3wt's from several manufacturers side by side. (big & small, cheap & expensive) And staffed correctly, people that know their stuff, and that are passionate about it.
"To go fishing is the chance to wash one's soul with pure air, with the rush of the brook, or with the shimmer of sun on blue water. It brings meekness and inspiration from the decency of nature, charity toward tackle-makers, patience toward fish, a mockery of profits and egos, a quieting of hate, a rejoicing that you do not have to decide a darned thing until next week. And it is discipline in the equality of men - for all men are equal before fish."
~ Herbert Hoover