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.