by, 03-20-2008 at 06:49 PM (2656 Views)
Tuesday I walked into the Cabellas which is in Post falls Idaho, about two hours north of where I live. it was impressive and I would love to spend a day there. In the hour or so I was in the store, two employees asked if I needed help which I didn't.
When I actualy got down to it, fly wise they had a good selection, more of everything than my local shop, but my local shop has or can get everything I need. I didnt buy anything at C's.
Yesterday I bought some hooks at the local fly shop. When I walked in the owner recognized me, we spoke about fishing for about 10 minutes, I mentioned a place I was thinking about moving, (half way across washington state) He mentioned 5 or six rivers to fish in that area.
I guess my point is, If we allow the local fly shop to be replaced by the big box retailers we are loosing a lot more than just a store, we are loosing a resource and a bit of our heritage.
Thanks for reading