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March 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment · News

THIS IS HUGE – Adirondack Sport Shop For Sale

Adirondack Legend Fran Betters’ Plea for Help

I AM ASKING FOR HELP It is simply time to be very straight forward. I am in difficulty. Too many things happened at the same time. Number One: I was FORCED to move my business and decided since I HAD to, I would do it the correct way which took everything I had. Number 2: I came down with congestive heart failure which is now in its end stages and Number 3, the economy decided to tank all at the same time. How about that for a bit of luck? I cannot QUIT until I find a buyer for my business of forty seven years. I have to try and survive somehow. So I am asking for some help. If you have been considering buying one of my rods, please do so now. It could possibly be one of the last ones made. I know my days are numbered. Or one of the framed collectibles with a dozen of the flies I created, let me make one for you now. I could definitely use the business. Some of you say I am a legend but I have always considered myself just one of you all. I never sought the limelight nor took advantage of many opportunities I had over my forty seven years of business. Money never really motivated me. Big money at least. Perhaps I made a mistake. The place I find myself in right now seems to indicate that. So what I would like to ask of you all is this. I know my days are very limited and I MUST find a buyer so would everyone please network and if you know of anyone who would be interested in being my successor, please send them my way. I want to meet them before I pass on. The price is very low and the deal is absolutely turnkey. It is listed with a wonderful agent in Lake Placid, Margie Philo who is Adirondack Premiere Properties. Here is a link to see the information. Thank you everyone in advance for any help you can give. Fran

This is so sad. via Maggie’s Farm (via Tigerhawk)

More information:

Fran Betters merits hall of fame

Meet the Masters: Fran Betters, Fly-Tyer

Meet the Masters: Fran Betters, Guide and Teacher

Fly Fishing the Adirondack Range with Fran Betters

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  • jeff lyon

    Stayed at the motel a few weeks back (9-12) and just checkin to see how Fran is doing. Us flyfishermen and old friends of Fran think about him all the time. Hope all is a good as can be expected. Sure wish I coulda fished just once with Fran, one of the Greatest!

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