Avid Angler

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

  1. golfman65

    golfman65 Guest

    So I don't know anything about this shop other then Ryan hooked me up with my 8133 and seemed like a really good guy. Invited me down for the weekend casting deal anytime etc.

    I've heard the name but never dealt with these guys before...enjoyed it!!!

    Many use or hang out there?
     
  2. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    When I lived in Shoreline it was my home store! great group of folks working there. Good selection of materials
     
  3. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

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    TWO THUMBS UP! My home store. You want it, if they don't have it, they'll get it.
     
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    Hi P. That's my home shop too. Ryan's a stand up guy.
     
  5. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Very good shop. Ryan and crew will take good care of you.
    As Jeff mentioned, if they don't have it they'll order it for you and give you very prompt service.
    My only problem with AA is I drive by it twice a day. At times the place seems like a magnet for my car.....lol.
     
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    Stonefish, I have the same problem! Luckily it's a slight detour for me. But if traffic pisses me off enough, it's time to head for the shop!

    Great shop and some great folks in there. Since day 1 they were awesome. I don't go anywhere else whenever possible.
     
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    My office is 2 miles away
    Have "luch" there once a week
    magnet indeed
     
  8. Steffan Brown

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    Agreed, great people to deal with! They are always warm and eager to help.
     
  9. zimdependent

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    I had a better first experience in the shop than I have at any other in the area. Non- Elitist and super friendly. Not what I have found everywhere and a breath of fresh air!
     
  10. Brett Angel

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    Haven’t been there in a while since I moved, but it's a great shop and good people.
     
  11. Whitehorsebob

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    is the avid angler tom darlings old shop, the archer&angler?
     
  12. Brett Angel

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    Yes it was, but that pre-dates my time there. Found this history on their website.
     
  13. Salmo_g

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    Just shows that fly fishermen can't count or keep track of time. IRC Darling first opened the shop in 1977, not 1975, not that it matters now.

    Have been to the "new" location in Lake Forest Park a few times, but it's more than a little out of the way for me. Good materials, good selection, and good service.

    Sg
     
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    I shop at the Avid Angler fairly often. In my opinion, they are all quite knowledgeable and provide excellent customer service.
     
  15. William Wallace

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    Ol' Tom Darling, I remember years ago when my grandmother was alive, she lived a few blocks away from Patricks and my father worked at coolage propeller, I use to go up there with a few quarters and buy materials. Remember they would have chenille in glass jars that you would buy by the foot. I was just tall enough to look over the short part of the counter so Tom would pick me up and let me sit on it so I could see everything. I would spend the day talking fishing with him.

    Once they moved to the archer and angler we still saw him alot. Never got to go to the Avid Angler as it is today, but I hear they are good guys there.