Customer Appreciation Day

Join us for Customer Appreciation Day!

Join us for a day of events specifically for you, our customer!

Join us at the shop for a free appreciation extravaganza! We're thankful for each and every one of you that have supported our shop over our 32 year history, and we want to have a day just for you! We'll have all kinds of great food, sales, hourly prizes, and representatives on hand from all of our premium brands! This will be the day to try out some new gear, tell some fish tales, and meet some special guests!

  • Hourly drawings for incredible prizes
  • Special Anniversary Day deals
  • Food and beverages featuring locals Upslope Brewing Company, Redstone Meadery and Moe's Original BBQ
  • Casting demonstrations and presentations
  • Book signings by John Gierach, John Barr, A.K Best and others from 2-4 p.m.
  • Test all of the latest gear with representatives on-hand from all of our premium brands
  • Talk directly to industry moguls like John Torok from Hatch Reels, Will Blair from The Best of Kamchatka, Tom Melvin of Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures, Andy Toohey of Boulder Boatworks, Frank Smethurst from Running Down The Man, plus Doug Powell and Chris Keig from the Fly Fishing Film Tour
  • Full access to Front Range Anglers' guides to pick up tips for your favorite water
  • Test your casting skills in our casting competition for big prizes!
  • Learn about our special women-only educational programs
  • Presentations and signup for our summer kids camps


Check out these incredible prizes you could win during our hourly drawings!

  • A Sage Trout Rod of your choice!
  • A Ross Evolution Reel
  • 5 $100 SIMMS Shopping Sprees
  • A Titan Rod Vault
  • A pair of Smith ChromaPop Sunglasses
  • 3 Fishpond Packs and Bags
  • A Scott Radian Fly Rod
  • A Hardy Jet Fly Rod
  • A TFO Fly Rod
  • A Galvan Reel
  • 2 sets of Abel Nippers and a hybrid hemostat
  • A Yeti Tank
  • A Fishpond Nomad Net
  • And much more!
Incredible raffle prizes provided by these sponsors!
Entry into the raffle is based on dollar-value spent on the day of the event. Minimum of $20 purchase to enter. Receive an extra entry for every $100 spent.

$20 minimum purchase = 1 entry
$100 purchase = 2 entries
$300 purchase = 4 entries
$500 purchase = 6 entries
$800 purchase = 9 entries
$1000 purchase = 12 entries (max 12 entries per customer)


Schedule of Events

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Scientific Anglers Line Trade-In
  Nothing brings life back to a rod like a new line! Trade in any old fly line, and instantly receive a $20 discount on a new SA Mastery, Mastery Textured or SharkWave Series Line!
* Line must be purchased during the event.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Smith Sunglasses Fitting
  Factory representatives will be on-hand to help you choose the right polarized eye wear and make sure the frames are optimized to reduce glare.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. SIMMS Waders and Boots Fitting
  Having the perfect fit in your waders is key to an enjoyable day on the water. We'll have Scott Harkins from SIMMS on-site to check proper fit for men and women.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Presentation
  Tom Melvin - Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures
  Tom puts clients on fish around the world daily at some of the most exciting places and lodges. He gives us his top ten list and why they deserve a place on your bucket list.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Presentation
  Madalaine McLaughlin - Front Range Anglers
  Our own Madalaine McLaughlin will be talking about our enhanced women's specific programs and what we have planned for the upcoming year, in addition to our upcoming kids camp!
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Presentation
  Will Blair - The Best of Kamchatka
  With this being Will's 15th season on Kamchatka, he has all kinds of stories to share about the mice-eating giant Rainbow Trout that call the Kamchatka Peninsula home.

Will will be available from 3-5 p.m. to discuss Kamchatka in person and answer any questions you may have as well.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Casting Competition
  Do you have what it takes? While the competition will be friendly, once you see the prizes you'll be out for blood!
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Complimentary Food & Beverages
  Moe's pulled pork sliders for a buck!
Complimentary beverages are graciously being provided by The F3T, Upslope Brewery and Redstone Meadery.
F3T is graviously providing the Upslope Brew!UpSlopeTry some Mountain Honey Wine!
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Book Signings
  John Gierach • A.K. Best • John Barr • More
  Make sure to bring books from your library or purchase them on-site! We've invited all the big names!
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Casting Demonstration
  Greg Pearson
  Greg will be demonstrating techniques for the different styles of two-handed fishing. If you've been interested in understanding the nuances of this style of fishing, Greg's presentation will be a great place to start.
2:30-3:00 p.m. Casting Demonstration
  Caleb VanWagner
  Caleb is a casting competition veteran, and only the second person to ever break 100 ft at the Teva Mountain Games. He'll share his secrets for getting distance out of your casts, so you'll be ready the next time you need to send one out there a country mile!
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Casting Demonstration
  Frank Smethurst
  You've seen him featured in Running Down The Man and other films, now see him in person! Frank will be conducting a casting demonstration that highlights what it takes to get a fly in front of cruising fish quickly!
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Grand Prize Drawing
  Make sure you're still here to see if you've won one of our incredible grand prizes!


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