By Skip Clement
[dropcap]D[/dropcap]on Reed is the proprietor of Oyster Creek Outfitters, the party-thrower, and host. He’s also a nice guy, an extremely knowledgeable fly fisher, and world-class fly tyer. His sales events are outrageous.
No, Don doubts you’ll be flying in from Lincoln, Nebraska, for a cold beer, a deal on a fly rod, and a dozen trout flies. Me neither, but I hate skipping that brew and face time with Don, but online gets me the same deals.
For anyone who has a destination on his or her mind, Belize, Russia, Alaska, Seychelles… anywhere, Don’s got the right flies and gear. He’s the first phone call destination anglers make:
Hey, Don, it’s Tim, we’re headed to the Pantanal for peacocks. We need a bunch of flies, rain jackets and pants, and my sister needs a 10-weight, Mike and Jeff need new fly lines, and we all need leader materials. We’re leaving a week from today – call me back at the office – help!”