Community Member Spotlight
-Chris Rich, AZ Fly Shop Founder
What does fly fishing mean to you? What about fly fishing offers you most satisfaction?
Being one with nature and the fish are an obvious bonus! Knowing how the fish eat and bug cycles, it all takes me to another place. It’s a form of spirituality for me. It’s the beauty of it all.
What does having AZ Fly Shop in the community mean to you? What do you like about AZ Fly Shop?
When I left Rhode Island there was a shop I was very involved with. It’s a place to go to share information. Share knowledge. One of my most memorable times was when AZ Fly Shop opened in Phoenix. I drove over and met Chris, I was in some of the first videos put out the community. AZ Fly Shop is a place locally for people to share fishing stories, experiences and knowledge. I am grateful to be a part of exchanging knowledge and contributing to the fly fishing community.
Tell us your most memorable fly fishing story
Is there any advice you would share with the fly fishing community?
Is there anything else you would like to share with the community?
If you decide to start tying flies, it’s a way to engage in the full circle of fly fishing. When I tie I envision the flies being used to catch a fish. Tying your own flies is your way to be a more knowledgeable and well-rounded angler. It helps you better understand the life cycle and entomology.