There really is something special about your local fly shop or stopping in to visit with local fly shops on your journey out west to fish the famous waters of Montana. Stopping in to the small brick and mortar stores, visiting with the locals, getting personal attention, quality information, and many times free coffee, adds an additional experience and fun adventure to your western fly fishing trip.
Remember these shops are the local experts and are anglers like you who know their specific waters, hatches, access points, weather, and current river conditions. It’s important for our industry to help keep these shop doors open, so stop in enjoy the stories, the coffee, and purchase some product that will make your fly fishing trip that much more enjoyable.
When your back home and you are telling your stories of adventure and it includes the story about a local fly shop that shared stories, photos, and coffee and how they sold you this extraordinary fly with which you caught a big brown on or a beautiful rainbow. That, my friend, is something you won’t get with purchasing all your flies over the internet. This is all part of not just experiencing the West, it is living the West!