Largemouth Bass Lineup

Largemouth Bass Lineup

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Giddy Like a Little School Boy

I have two fly shops within ten minutes of me.  I finally decided after much pushing from the wife to take my poppers to each shop yesterday to see if they would buy some.  I had already shown the owner of the Orvis store my poppers and he loved them.  Yesterday we struck a deal.  He loves them and in particular the yellow/black, Fish Foolin Frog, orange/black, and the purple and wedgewood one.  He ordered a dozen of each in sizes 8 and 10.  He also loved my Monocacy Bumble Bee.  He ordered a dozen of those.  I was giddy as a school boy about the whole thing.  Soon I will be able to walk into my local Orvis retailer and see my flies.  He said that they would put a sign up explaining that they were tied by me. 

As soon as we walked out, my wife decided we were going to hit the other store as well.  I took them in there and they also loved them.  In fact they liked them so much that the owner and a fellow co-worker put in personal orders with me for some.  They also want to buy some for the store.  I just need to come up with a price and figure out if we will sell them to him like at the Orvis place or on consignment. 

I know I have a lot of work to do in the coming weeks to fill these orders but man o man I am excited.  I am just thrilled to know that people love them and are excited to buy/sell them.

6 comments:

  1. Well done! I've seen said poppers and am surprised by your uncertancy toward their quality. You'll sell a ton.

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  2. Thanks John. I do appreciate it.

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  3. AWESOME!! Your poppers are top notch and this is well deserved!!

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  4. Congrats!!! Be ready to tie tie tie. :) Have fun and try not to let the whole massive job overwhelm you.

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  5. Thx guys. Gaeron I am already thinking about how much I have to do and wondering when I will tie some for myself....

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  6. Congrats!!!! I hope (I'm sure) they'll do well in the stores. Hopefully it will lead to even more orders.

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