Avid Angler

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by golfman65, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    Carlsbad, CA
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    you know thats not true. Ive heard the joys of bobber fishing for chromers extolled many times there.
  2. JesseC Active Member

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    Great shop. Even though it's out of my way I usually make the majority of my purchases there.
  3. Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    Shoreline, WA, U.S.
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    It's five minutes down the hill from my house... Great people with great materials and always helpful if I need something. Probably gonna stay clear now that I see who else is shoppin there tho! ;)
  4. golfman65 Guest

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    your safe. I don't know where shoreline is? us northerners get lost easy, unless there's a river close?
  5. stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    golfman- you wish Whatcom county had a fly shop as good!
  6. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Woodinville, WA
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    I have been dealing with the Avid Anglers since it was known as
    The Archer and Angler and over on Roosevelt. When the Archery moved out and Tom Darling went solo, I continued to deal with him. When Tom sold it, and they moved over to Lake Forest Park I followed them. They have moved within the mall, and the store is smaller, but I would expect that in these economical times.

    I have had NO BAD EXPERIENCES when dealing with them. For my money
    they are all first rate people and a good business model.
    JesseCFowl and Bothellfisher like this.
  7. Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    Seattle, WA
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    I'll throw my pennies in the jar. They are my home shop as well and I enjoy all the peeps there. Good company and fisherpeople with a good sense of humor. I'm just far enough away in traffic that I'm not there every week which is a good thing for my marriage and my wallet. Ryan is a great owner and I'm glad they are there. Just need to bring them some skittles, beer and butt-rock music there next visit to say 'thanks'.
  8. jeff bandy Make my day

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    Edmonds, Wa.
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    What is "butt-rock" music?
    Wait, I don't want to know.
  9. Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    Snoqualmie, WA
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    Otherwise referred to as "Hair Metal"
  10. Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    Kirkland, Washington
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  11. Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    out of state now
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    The best part about Avid Anglers is they are a long distance from my home. I've spent a lot of money in that store, great staff and good stuff, I couldn't afford it if they were much closer in location.
  12. Rick Todd Active Member

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    We wish Whatcom County just HAD a fly shop! I think our long wait is over as Ed Megil and Scott Willison are starting Confluence Fly shop. Right now it is out on the SF of the Nooksack at Ed's place but will have a retail spot in the spring. Ed is at Nugents Corner often with demo rods and reels and he is a great help with casting as well. I just ordered an Echo 7 wt 13' rod and Solitude Reel. You can contact him at ed@theconfluenceflyshop.com. I for one am very excited for us to have a real fly shop up here! BTW-I too like Avid Angler-a great place to hang out although I don't get down there often. Rick
  13. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    Seattle, WA
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    I love the Avid Angler! They are 5 minutes from my place so I'm there all the time. THe guys are super fun to talk to and have given me free lessons on a lot of topics, especially tying since I buy most of my materials there. I'll often find a pattern in the store I like, ask them to hook me up with the materials and an explanation of how to tie it and they are always happy to do it. They even custom ordered a skein of new age chenille for me because I was looking for a certain color combo.
  14. golfman65 Guest

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    I have Michael and Youngs just north of me..So I got a great home shop...Very interested in hearing someone is opening a shop now..