There are many places where one can buy fly rods, reels, lines and fly tying materials but one will be hard pressed to find all of that AND fly fishing knowledge like one will find at the Evening Sun Fly Shop in Pepperell, Ma. "Charlie" Shadan has it all!! This place is fully stocked with everything that the fly angler could ever want PLUS Charlie is a fountain of information on local (New England) rivers, conditions, flies and tactics. Planning a trip to Montana?? Ask Charlie on where to go and what to do when you get there. Saltwater?? Ask Charlie!! I will not mention any establishment on this forum unless it's worth it. The Evening Sun Fly Shop fills that requirement. I bought a great Temple Fork 4wt from Charlie after discussing my needs. I put that rod to the test on the Swift this past month. Perfect!!!!!
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