Caddis Fly Shop Covid 19 Business Plan March 20th 2020


As the Covid 19 pandemic continues to progress small businesses all over the world are being forced to make some really tough calls on how to operate in the current environment.

The Caddis Fly Angling Shop/ has formulated a plan to go forward. Our plan takes into consideration employees, customers and our community.

We have decided to close the shop to walk in traffic. We will operate with new, although not so different hours for the foreseeable future. The shop will be open from 10am-4pm Monday-Saturday and 11-3 Sun. During our open hours we will be taking calls, answering emails, processing online orders, phone orders, and orders for “curbside contactless pick up” at the shop.

Call us at 541-342-7005, or 541-505-8061, email us at

Our standard policy for orders outside of our area continues, orders over $25 in the USA qualify for free shipping.

Local online, email and phone orders will qualify for free shipping regardless of the size. If you would like to pick your order up, you are welcome to come to the shop during business hours and we will hand your order to you.

We have been, and will continue to be diligent with shop cleaning, employee hand washing, use of gloves and other protective measures.

In this trying time we want you to know that we are here for you. Fishing is a great way to practice “social distancing” and great for your mental health. If there is anything we can do to help please let us know.

I know I have been tying flies, watching fishing films, organizing fly tying materials and dreaming about future trips.

You may have some extra time on your hands whether you are fishing or not. Consider cleaning fly lines, organizing your fly collection, practice casting, browse our vast YouTube fly tying video library make a bucket list of future trips, call us and see what is happening on the river.

We thank you for your business in the coming days and over the past 40 years.

Chris, Shauna, Patsy, Cash and Staff – March 2020

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3 Responses to Caddis Fly Shop Covid 19 Business Plan March 20th 2020

  1. david jensen says:

    This obviously was a difficult decision for you and Shauna. I am a partner in Marche’ and Provisions. We just opened a new store in South Eugene, and it received great reviews in the Register Guard and from customers. Nonetheless, I think the Governor was correct in shutting bars and in-restaurant dining. What bothers me about our massive shut down is that dozens of talented bartenders, servers, and chefs are out of work, and justifiably scared. Some will not be around when we are allowed to open.

    While you have many or all of the above difficulties, I feel that your decades of excellence will get you through the weeks of difficulties before you are back as before. No one is going to quit fishing, and it should be prime time soon, if not now. Those you have served so well will support you!

    Keep you tip up!

  2. Lee G Michels says:

    I commend you for being pro-active in announcing your handling of our corona virus situation.
    One confession and a request. I have been known to drop into the shop with no intent to purchase (it does happen without intent, sometimes) but with intent to look at the black board to get the most recent fishing conditions. Would you consider making public all those fishing rumors you may be hearing on this blog? We can maintain our “social distancing” even if it may cause more solitary travel to the hot spots. Thanks for considering

  3. Oregon Fly Fishing Blog says:

    We could do that…It’s updated on our Instagram account.

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