The first shop to kickoff their festivities was Blackfoot River Anglers with their annual gear swap. Fly-fishing enthusiasts head down to Blackfoot River Anglers and consign their used gear for store credit or cash. Among other deals store wide they had cookies and coffee, 20 percent off and a raffle supporting Semper Fi Fund that provide immediate financial assistance for post-9/11 soldiers and their families.
Grizzly Hackle opened their doors to a flood of anglers at 10 a.m. to offer great deals like 25 percent off waders, more raffle items, fly-tying professionals offering hands-on sessions and even some sandwiches from Notorious P.I.G.
Finally the Kingfisher is continuing its 20 year anniversary sale. The Kingfisher has a storewide sale of 40 percent off, donuts, pizza and one happy dog.
David Detrick is an avid fly-fishing enthusiast and a journalist. He started IFlyFishMontana as a student project and has goals for the publication being a prominent news and review site for the fly-fishing industry.