Page 2 of 2 Previous

Continued: Anderson: Owners' tale is circular at fly shop

  • Article by: DENNIS ANDERSON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 11, 2014 - 1:36 AM

And moved to Montana.

Now another “Bob” has moved back from the West to take over the shop … and care for its longtime customers.

The other morning, an old-timer collection of these self-anointed fishing experts — aka the Lost Boys — gathered at the shop as they long have, sipping coffee and bragging about fish caught, those yet to be caught and the flies that might catch them.

Among regulars in this bunch are Bill Spiess, Dennis Hook, Dick Schwartz, Patrick Daly, Vic Mason and Bob Nasby.

“Bob [Hawkins] is a real credit to the fly fishing community,” Nasby said. “He’s doing a great job with the shop.”

First-time visitors to the new, expanded Bob Mitchell’s also are common. Some walk in the door to buy, others to learn about fly tying, casting or other skills necessary to hook fish.

Interested anglers can register for classes on these and other topics on the shop’s website, bobmitchellsflyshop.com.

“A little later this spring — the date hasn’t been set yet — we plan to have a grand opening,” Hawkins said. “Everyone’s welcome.”

 

Dennis Anderson • danderson@startribune.com

  • related content

  • Bob Hawkins, new owner of Bob Mitchell’s Fly Shop in Lake Elmo, has doubled the shop’s size since May. It’s a busy time. The state’s regular stream trout season opens Saturday.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

Click here to send us your hunting or fishing photos – and to see what others are showing off from around the region.

ADVERTISEMENT

Houston - LP: D. Keuchel 0 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: B. McCarthy 3
Cleveland - LP: C. Kluber 1 FINAL
Minnesota - WP: P. Hughes 4
Detroit - LP: D. Price 0 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: A. Cobb 1
Arizona - LP: O. Perez 0 FINAL
Washington - WP: R. Soriano 1
San Francisco - LP: R. Vogelsong 1 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: T. Wada 2
Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran 8 FINAL
Cincinnati - LP: D. Holmberg 0
LA Angels - WP: M. Shoemaker 2 FINAL
Boston - LP: R. De La Rosa 0
San Francisco 5 Bottom 8th Inning
Chicago Cubs 3
San Diego 0 Top 7th Inning
Los Angeles 0
Pittsburgh 21 FINAL
Philadelphia 31
Carolina 8/22/14 6:30 PM
New England
NY Giants 8/22/14 6:30 PM
NY Jets
Jacksonville 8/22/14 6:30 PM
Detroit
Oakland 8/22/14 7:00 PM
Green Bay
Chicago 8/22/14 9:00 PM
Seattle
Tampa Bay 8/23/14 3:30 PM
Buffalo
Tennessee 8/23/14 6:00 PM
Atlanta
Dallas 8/23/14 6:00 PM
Miami
Washington 8/23/14 6:30 PM
Baltimore
New Orleans 8/23/14 7:00 PM
Indianapolis
Minnesota 8/23/14 7:00 PM
Kansas City
St. Louis 8/23/14 7:00 PM
Cleveland
Houston 8/23/14 8:00 PM
Denver
San Diego 8/24/14 3:00 PM
San Francisco
Cincinnati 8/24/14 7:00 PM
Arizona
(21) Texas A&M 8/28/14 5:00 PM
(9) So Carolina
Wake Forest 8/28/14 6:00 PM
ULM
Boise State 8/28/14 7:00 PM
(18) Ole Miss
Tulane 8/28/14 7:00 PM
Tulsa
Temple 8/28/14 8:15 PM
Vanderbilt
Rutgers 8/28/14 9:00 PM
Washington St
Weber State 8/28/14 9:30 PM
(19) Arizona State
Montreal 8/22/14 7:30 PM
Winnipeg
Toronto 8/23/14 3:00 PM
Edmonton
Calgary 8/24/14 2:00 PM
Ottawa
Saskatchewan 8/24/14 6:00 PM
Brt Columbia
Ottawa 8/29/14 6:30 PM
Montreal
Washington 73 FINAL
Indiana 78
San Antonio 84 FINAL
Minnesota 88
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Should the lake where the albino muskie was caught remain a mystery?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close