TriCities.com posts a story about Damascus, Virginia fly fishing guide Richard Rominger who may have found the answer to the decline of fishing by opening a combination fly shop / expresso bar.
He hopes the combination he offers at "Trail's Crossing" will help attract a younger crowd.
"I want my shop to be hip and cool,’’ Rominger said. "I witnessed the youth-driven growth of the snowboard industry, and the I think fly fishing is heading that way. I don’t want folks coming in and hearing the sound of crickets.’’
Don't expect a tail water float trip from these guys.
"We don’t do run-of the mill fishing trips to places like the South Holston or the Watauga River."
"We put backpacks on and take people out on back-country adventures where no other guide service would ever take them. We’ll also put you on wild trout. Fishing is like the icing on the cake on our trips, though.’’
This might be the perfect opportunity to fully document the effect of the caffeine jitters on the mechanics of the fly cast.
Labels: fly fishing, fly shops