"Support your local fly shop!"
That's what the lecturing masses say...
Me? I say...
I sent the (only) local fly shop that shall remain unnamed a message through their social media page basically informing them that I'd like to spend just shy of $350 in their store. You'd probably like a quick $350 if you were a retailer in a "dying" industry, right?
I asked if they were able to pre-order a reel ($250) and also when their next round of saltwater fly fishing classes would be held ($100) since the last one posted on their website was in March. Pretty simple questions.
Did I mention that was back on May 1st?
Today is the 15th.
Did I also mention they've posted 7 times to that social media page since?
It's not going unchecked.
Selfies over $$$, makes sense to me.
Two weeks later, still no reply.
I must have the wrong currency in my wallet.
Oh well...off to the internet it is.
Maybe I can find a fly shop in Pennsylvania that can help out with that reel...
Heck, I don't even like fly fishing with reels.
At least I tried.
*end of rant*