In a recent article in The Coloradoan, Dave Coulson talks about when you should (and shouldn't) support your local fly shop. Man bites dog, now that is news!
"the biggest reason a shop will lose my business is service. Do I
feel welcome and are my dollars appreciated? For example, my daughter
visited an area shop to purchase a gift certificate for me. Several
minutes after entering the shop, she’d not been served or addressed,
whereas a couple of older gentlemen entering the shop after her were
greeted and served."
I still have a couple of shops who's doors I won't darken (or can't because they are gone) related to service I got when I was just a poor kid getting into the sport. I also have a few that I absolutely enjoy buying from!
Should you ever skip the local shop? Discuss....