Retail Fly Shop Closures

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Unfortunately the big sale at Blue Fly Café (mentioned in my last post) is because they are closing down their retail location.  Below is a letter to customers & supporters that Mike & Denise Moseley, owners of Blue Fly Cafe, posted on the Westfly forum.

Friends,

Sometimes hard decisions have to be made, and this was incredibly hard for us. In September we will be closing this retail branch of Blue Fly Cafe. We are NOT going out of business, just closing this store. Blue Fly Cafe will still be the internet leader in fishing flies and remain a strong company.

This decision was not an easy one to make for Denise and myself. The store has done well and we have met many new friends during the time we have been open. The reason for closing is simple: we need some time to travel and fish. Our internet company allows us the time to get away and re-charge, but the shop has pinned us down making it impossible to get away. We told ourselves 14 years ago that we would not let our business take away from enjoying our family and our lives. Well, as many of you know, we very seldom have been able to get away in the past four years.

So by September 15th we will be moving back to our internet location in Eagle. You can order everything we have over the internet with delivery usually the next day in Boise via mail service. This location will not be a store front and we cannot take walk-in traffic due to zoning laws. However, orders ship for only 99 cents to Idaho shipping locations, and FREE over $25.00

We want to make it clear before any rumors start; we are still a strong company and will stay strong and expand in the years to come. Our tying facility employees over 50 tiers and are working overtime to keep up with our fly orders.

Thanks to you all for some great years at our shop! Visit us on-line! See you on the river!

Enjoy Your Journeys,
Mike & Denise Moseley and Milo the shop boxer

Later in the same thread there is a mention that Riverbourne Fly Company is closing their Chinden Blvd. retail store and moving its wholesale operation back to Cortland in New York.  It has been a tough year for retail fly shops in the Treasure Valley with the loss of three shops in the past twelve months.

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