When I first went into the Creel nearly twenty years ago it was jammed into a tiny space with poor lighting, orange shag carpet, and maybe ten rods on the wall. Scott took over and made it into a very good fly shop and for the first time in it's history, a successful business, and he ran it that way for over a decade. That is something to be proud of. Scott is probably the only person who knows the real reasons it will be closing, for my part, it doesn't really matter. All I know is I will miss The Creel a great deal, and so will a lot of other people who may or may not know it yet. It will be like saying goodbye to an old friend. The rate fly shops and all outdoor specialty stores are closing is alarming. Everyone is right to be concerned about our children. One day when the constant barrage of text messaging, myspace, and internet surfing is not enough and they turn back to the outdoors to find solace, I can only hope there will be someone left to teach them. There are no easy answers or quick fixes, we can only do our best. And I think Scott Rogers did his.