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Old 03-27-2018, 06:01 PM
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It's called Reid's Fly Shop at 168 st and 100 ave. Right now they are still stocking up with goodies but expect to open in early April.

Good news 'cause Cabela's fly fishing sections are going downhill (Norm is no longer at the south store), leaving only the Fishin' Hole.
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Old 03-27-2018, 06:07 PM
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It's called Reid's Fly Shop at 168 st and 100 ave. Right now they are still stocking up with goodies but expect to open in early April.



Good news 'cause Cabela's fly fishing sections are going downhill (Norm is no longer at the south store), leaving only the Fishin' Hole.


Sweet! Thanks for the heads-up!


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Old 03-27-2018, 07:34 PM
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Hope they do well. We need something like that here. Is that fairly close to the Boot Factory and Bubbles car wash?
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:05 AM
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Hope they do well. We need something like that here. Is that fairly close to the Boot Factory and Bubbles car wash?
Yes. According to my anchor man (another story), it's tucked into a little place right near there.
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:20 AM
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Another fishing store for the west end. Guess i'm stuck with cabela's Northeast.
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Yes. According to my anchor man (another story), it's tucked into a little place right near there.
10023 168 Street
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:35 AM
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When are they opening?
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:54 AM
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They are hoping for early next week!
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:08 AM
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Another fishing store for the west end. Guess i'm stuck with cabela's Northeast.
google says its 23 minutes from Cabela's NE to the new fly shop... I think that 23 minutes is worth it to support someone local and new, but hey, that's just me.

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Old 03-28-2018, 09:47 AM
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I think this gentleman is from WSS at one time. I had a great chat with him and i expect that his venture will be well done and well received by the FFC & SFC
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:55 AM
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google says its 23 minutes from Cabela's NE to the new fly shop... I think that 23 minutes is worth it to support someone local and new, but hey, that's just me.

J
I agree. I drive hours to get to where i can fish whats a few extra minutes to support a small guy here in town, even though i hate the traffic. But like you said thats just me.

We lost other small fly shops cause they couldnt make a go of it here. Heck ill even pay a little more to try help keep him open. I feel like we really need a specialized place for just fly fishing.

Not trying to sound better than anybody else. Just sayin is all.
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Old 03-28-2018, 01:52 PM
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I agree. I drive hours to get to where i can fish whats a few extra minutes to support a small guy here in town, even though i hate the traffic. But like you said thats just me.

We lost other small fly shops cause they couldnt make a go of it here. Heck ill even pay a little more to try help keep him open. I feel like we really need a specialized place for just fly fishing.

Not trying to sound better than anybody else. Just sayin is all.
In Calgary, there are several fly shops, all of which are more appropriately stocked, with prices matching or better than Cabela's/Bass Pro. I will always drive to a local shop before I visit a big-box store.
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Old 03-28-2018, 06:17 PM
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google says its 23 minutes from Cabela's NE to the new fly shop... I think that 23 minutes is worth it to support someone local and new, but hey, that's just me.

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Old 03-29-2018, 11:22 PM
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You can add me to that list! Yes, Reid worked at WSS North. Great guy! I am just starting tying flies and he was always there to answer any questions i had, even if they were dumb. I will support him.

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Old 03-30-2018, 11:07 AM
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I agree. I drive hours to get to where i can fish whats a few extra minutes to support a small guy here in town, even though i hate the traffic. But like you said thats just me.

We lost other small fly shops cause they couldnt make a go of it here.
Shops? Plural?

There hasn't been a fly shop in Edmonton since Denny's. Only one, in my memory. Tackle Time, The Fishing Center, WSS, were all general fishing stores with a fly fishing section stocked to varying degrees.

Anyways, I'm splitting deer hair there. Bottom line, I will support a local fly shop when I can.
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Old 04-04-2018, 11:17 AM
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Has the new store opened yet?
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Old 04-04-2018, 04:13 PM
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this Saturday
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Old 04-06-2018, 08:37 AM
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Not sure if I ever dealt with Reid but I had the opportunity to talk with Clay a number of times at WSS and he was always patient, and helpful.

Looking forward to stopping in to spend a few bucks, stock up on tying supplies and support a local business.

Feel fortunate it's only a few minutes away from my home.

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You can add me to that list! Yes, Reid worked at WSS North. Great guy! I am just starting tying flies and he was always there to answer any questions i had, even if they were dumb. I will support him.
Yes Great guy! Because I'm female a lot of guys treat me like I don't know anything when it comes to fly tying/fishing...Reid treated me like an equal, always very helpful and informative. He'll have my support!
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Old 04-06-2018, 02:25 PM
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It's called Reid's Fly Shop at 168 st and 100 ave. Right now they are still stocking up with goodies but expect to open in early April.

Good news 'cause Cabela's fly fishing sections are going downhill (Norm is no longer at the south store), leaving only the Fishin' Hole.
What happened to Norm?
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Old 04-07-2018, 05:24 PM
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Is it open yet? Any reviews?
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Old 04-07-2018, 05:53 PM
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Is it open yet? Any reviews?
Yes it opened at 8 this morning. I went around 9 and there was lots of people there already. Nice shop, quite roomy for growth, good parking. As I figured Reid carries a lot of fly tying supplies that is not available to us from the other 2 sources. I was impressed with the shop at it's early stages, it will only get better
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Old 04-07-2018, 06:53 PM
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Went there after lunch at the Olive Garden. Challenging for me to find but won't be a problem again!

Some interesting new stuff I hadn't seen before so worth the trip.
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Old 04-07-2018, 07:35 PM
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Went there after lunch at the Olive Garden. Challenging for me to find but won't be a problem again!

Some interesting new stuff I hadn't seen before so worth the trip.
Lunch at the Olive Garden must be nice!!
All I could afford was A&W
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Old 04-07-2018, 08:23 PM
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Yes it opened at 8 this morning. I went around 9 and there was lots of people there already. Nice shop, quite roomy for growth, good parking. As I figured Reid carries a lot of fly tying supplies that is not available to us from the other 2 sources. I was impressed with the shop at it's early stages, it will only get better
Sounds great. Will make a point to check it out next time I get to Edmonton.
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Lunch at the Olive Garden must be nice!!
All I could afford was A&W
Or you have your priorities in the right order, less spend for lunch allows more spent in the fly shop
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Old 04-08-2018, 02:24 PM
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I went Saturday at around noon. Great selection of stuff. Really nice to see Hends hooks and slotted beads for jig hooks. Knowledgeable and friendly staff from the old St. Albert trail WSS.


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Old 04-09-2018, 02:24 PM
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What happened to Norm?
Is Norm the bald guy that worked there?
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