Monday, February 7, 2011

Growth in Fly Fishing?

Sadly, this was not photoshopped. Idaho Falls, ID.
At the beginning of the year there was a lot of talk about how our sport needs to grow to survive.  I tried to write a post about growth in the industry, but everything just came out cynical and jaded (1 part cold winter + 2 parts no steelhead around), so all I can say is; If this is the future of our sport, how much growth do we really want or need?  Support your local fly shop!

7 comments:

  1. That is literally a sign of the apocalypse.

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  2. just barfed up my morning coffee...

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  3. Chris- I couldn't agree more, I was cruising through Idaho Falls and just about ran off the road when I saw that. I didn't go in but I wonder what fly fishing brands would even sell to wal mart?

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  4. Gag reflex engaged.I guess there are three nationwide: Logan, UT and one more more as well but I couldn't find out where.

    This would be an excellent in-depth topic. Who do you know in Idaho Falls who can do a little investigative reporting?

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  5. Not sure if Bozeman does these days, but they used to sell cheap imported flies, rod/reel combos in those plastic cases, nets, creels (who doesn't have a creel these days), etc. The flies were something like $0.69.

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  6. it's like a bass pro shop without the outdoorsy disguise.

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  7. Omg''' Thats freaking crazy.. here is a little different outlook though: Due to living in a great area to fly fish and a shitty econamy.. the local shops are all closed down. sometimes I cant find split shot. Although its sad that the Waltons will be taking our grocery money and our play money... It could serve as a blessing at times to certain folks.
    On my way to MT Idaho falls walmart is a good streatch anyway.. Maybe then I can act on the texts im getting on the road about the trout crack getting drank on the horn.

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