Originally Posted by gzarboni
I guess my question is, how would I go about trying to get something of this nature started? I will list a few resources that I do have and maybe get some feedback from you guys.
-We have a fish and game club in town.
-There is a free advertising paper called the Free trader.
-There are a few bait and tackle shops but not fly shops.
-There is an annual fly Fishing tournament in town which has a website with contact information.
make up a flyer and staple them to telephone poles around your area. doesnt need to be fancy, you just have to do it.
check out that fish and game club and see if there are any fly tying members
ask to put up your new flyer in the tackle shops and in any other stores or restuarants in your area
are there any fly shops within a 30 minute drive? post you flyer there
grocery stores usually have bulletin boards. tack up your flyer there
take out an add in that free trader newspaper or even your regular local news paper
contact that website and ask them if they would post a copy of your flyer
think of other places to hang your flyer
are there any local fly tying forums in your area. post a classified ad with your idea
any of your buddies tie flies? theres a start
any trout unlimited or federation of fly fishers chapters in your area
send me a flyer and i'll post it on my blog. maybe the other members on this forum who have blogs might do the same thing to help you out
check out the concept of guys, flies and pies (pizza). a bunch of guys and gals tying flies and enjoying a few pizzas afterwords.
this might help you with creating a flyer
be creative. think about it. experiment