Re: Fly Shops and YOU!
High quality materials for BOTH warm and cold water species, high quality gear, and friendly/knowledgeable staff. I will spend more money every single time if I like the shop owner or employee who I'm talking to. If I feel they're full of it, I'm out without spending a dime. If I was thinking of opening a shop, my first step would be to visit as many as possible. I'd also probably go be a shop rat for a few years to get the experience that you will need. Then come to grips with the fact that owning a small business like that probably will not make you rich. If you think that you'll be happy doing it though, I'd say do it!