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    Default Iconic London Fishing Store Opens in St Petersburg

    New article posted on theflyfishingforum.com: Iconic London Fishing Store Opens in St Petersburg

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    I wonder if any US-based business will pick up on this opportunity?

    New York I guess is the most obvious location for this type of 'English Gentleman's' store but where else do you think?
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    Default Re: Iconic London Fishing Store Opens in St Petersburg

    I dropped in on the Farlows London store last year. Aside from the prestigious Pall Mall address, I thought it was nothing special. Lots of fly shops in the US are better stocked with a wider selection. (Although if you are looking for a pair of Harris Tweed hunting knickers that Orvis stopped carrying 25 years ago, Farlows is your place.)
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    I agree,Farlow's is nothing special. It's all about the name.
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    Default Re: Iconic London Fishing Store Opens in St Petersburg

    Quote Originally Posted by moucheur2003 View Post
    (Although if you are looking for a pair of Harris Tweed hunting knickers that Orvis stopped carrying 25 years ago, Farlows is your place.)
    Oops, I must correct myself:

    Shooting Breeks / Holland & Holland Tweed Breeks -- Orvis

    But Farlows beats Orvis on price:

    http://www.farlows.co.uk/mens-trouse...ster_type=6392

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    Default Re: Iconic London Fishing Store Opens in St Petersburg

    Stock wise I wouldn't doubt many US stores are better stocked.
    Farlows sister store just outside London has a greater range, casting ponds/lakes and tuition on site.
    What Farlows do offer is a wealth of experience. Their sales assistants have fished pretty much everywhere globally and on that basis I find them very helpful, particularly with fly patterns etc and what needs to be changed/adapted to suit the local environment.
    I wish the best of luck to them.
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