Occasionally, someone will walk in the shop and wander around a few moments before I ask if I can help them. Once in a while they will answer: "Oh, I'm just looking around, I don't really need anything, I've got more fly fishing gear at home than you do in this shop."
Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013 05:48
I have been going through some of my old flies the past few days. The flies I have been going through are flies that I have collected over the years from other tiers and in some cases they have become collectable. Yeah, there are those that collect old flies and in fact some of these flies are quite valuable. I have picked up most of the flies in my collection in my travels over the years. Others I have purchased from the tiers themselves, either because I admired the fly tier or I wished to copy the flies latter for my own use. A large portion of my collection was given to me by Dick Stewart. Dick authored several books on fly tying and was the editor of "Fly Tyer" magazine for many years and because of this he amassed quite a collection of his own.
Last Updated on Friday, 29 November 2013 04:36
It has been a few years since I have written a holiday gift guide. I guess I thought I was falling into the trap of just being one more shameless self-promoter. This year, I have been inspired by the many national chain stores that have made the decision to open their doors on Thanksgiving Day. Having worked for a chain, that was a pioneer in being open on major holidays, I can attest to the fact that it is no fun having to work while the rest of your family is at home enjoying their dinner. For the record the North Country Angler will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2013 05:33
The valley has lost another one of its angling elites. J. Edison Pike, or as we knew him "Jed," passed away while on a salmon fishing trip to Newfoundland. There probably isn't an angler alive who upon reading the last sentence would not respond: "he passed away where I would like to go, doing the thing I love most in the accompaniment of my fishing friends." It is indeed fitting that such an angler would end his days while in salmon camp.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 02:00