New Fly Fishing Store In Gig Harbor

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  1. Banzai

    Banzai FFing and VWs...Bugs & Bugs

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    Thanks Blake. Looking forward to visiting your shop.
     
  2. Banzai

    Banzai FFing and VWs...Bugs & Bugs

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    Mumbles, Gig Harbor is the place you hit for coffee on the way to Doc's. :)
     
  3. Hooker

    Hooker Banned or Parked

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    Blake- good luck at your new store. what brands will you be carrying?
     
  4. Tom Johnston

    Tom Johnston Been around a while

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    Aw just made my day. This shop will be within 15 min driving from several beaches I fish!
     
  5. Mike T

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    I had no idea!
     
  6. colton rogers

    colton rogers wishin' i was fishin'

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    mumbles you know your gonna go in at one time or another:D
    besides that has anyone walked in to a fly shop and not liked what they were looking at common all fly shops are unique to the area and species that the area is fished. it sounds like this is going to be a salty shop, but looking over the link that was put on they should carry a wide variety of things
     
  7. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Hell yeah I'll go in, every time I'm down there to fish those non existent waters not mentioned by Henderson, to meet up with the young gang of fly anglers down there or just to enjoy a great area with lots of beaches, points and such. Today is not Monday, everyone should lighten up. I don't know Blake, but I'm sure glad to know that another candy store is opening. When I'm near it, I will come. Isn't there a rule or law that states you MUST enter every fly fishing shop when you are within easy reach? Best of luck for success in the new shop, sounds like the Gig Harbor folks are stoked.
     
  8. colton rogers

    colton rogers wishin' i was fishin'

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    i think the law go changed to spitting distance due to to many repos and bankruptcy claims

    if it was opening on a week day ide skip class to go down there
     
  9. Blake

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    Hey John,

    We're still working out what additional stuff we will be carrying. I've been meeting with reps and such and sending in dealer applications, etc. (note to reps and manufacturers: please PM me for address to send tons of free stuff!) :)
    For sure we will be adding at least two or three new reel companies and two rod companies in addition to the stuff we already have. Going to add another fly line company as well as fly tying vise/accessory company. I'm meeting with a rep this week about waders/jackets/clothing/etc.
    One of my goals is to stock quality products under-represented in other fly shops in Western Washington. If you want more specifics you can send me a PM.

    Blake
     
  10. Jake Bannon

    Jake Bannon nymphs for steelhead....

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    I have a feeling I will be spending more time in that shop than I will fishing, damn it Blake.
     
  11. ceviche

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    Nice to see GH getting a fly shop. Now I have a new place to spend money when I visit my mom! I wish you much success in your new venture, Blake!
     
  12. Mike Etgen

    Mike Etgen Not Quite A Luddite, But Can See One From Here

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    I don't understand where Gary will be guiding, considering that there's nothing going on in or around Gig Harbor...:rofl:

    Blake - one under-represented product line I'll mention is Ross, as in rods. I have a five weight and love it. Nicely priced and from what I understand, well-reviewed. Good luck to you. You gotta have some stones to launch a business in this economy. :thumb:
     
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    Can't wait for the grand opening!
    I was really bummed when the the Morning Hatch closed in Tacoma and have had to rely on the box stores for my goods so this will be a welcome addition to Gig:thumb:.
     
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    Hi Mike,

    I agree. The Ross Worldwide rods are great rods. We have the Essence FC in stock right now and they have been a great product.
     
  15. Jerry Daschofsky

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    Well, I'm just biased. It's my route. LOL. No, I don't do the Soundview area. There are about 5-6 routes in the incorporated GH area (which isn't big if you know incorp GH). My whole route is from the Inn at GH to the Library with the spur of Olympic up to 56th St. So don't move much, but TONS of deliveries.

    Blake, wasn't talking Uptown. Prices are way out of this world. Was talking a few of the old shopping areas from way back, and some new ones that are liquidated. LL's is a good sized shop just behind the AMPM. Then there is the old Nicolson's Mens clothing which is shut down and open. Also there's the old Peninsula Computers which is vacant for now.

    I'm just looking at an ease aspect. Difference is, my area is busy EVERY DAY of the year. It's rarely quiet, as compared to the guy who delivers down there. My route doesn't change, so means consistency. Whereas downtown guys pull up slack off other routes to keep themselves busy. But yeah, I'd stay away from Uptown myself, the cost per square foot is crazy. Have to have some serious cash to stay there (hence the clientele they have there).

    Oh well, thought it'd be a shop I could BS in if it was on my route. I can't break off my route, so won't probably make it down there. As I've always said, I'm not a flyshop type of guy, meaning I don't frequent them that often. I get most of my stuff wholesale through suppliers. Just nice to have a shop for last minute buys I can't wait to have shipped. Plus, my UPS truck is a bigger one, just can't park that baby for long without people getting pissed. A short run to make a delivery is one thing, but hogging up the area to look around, well I guess I could do that too. LOL