The 4th of July is for Celebrating America

30 June 2017
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30 June 2017, Comments: 0

The 4th of July is for Celebrating America

‘Merica!  ‘Murica!  ‘Merica!  USA!  USA!  USA!  The 4th of July is almost here!  Booyah!

Durango is absolutely bustling with activity this week.  The 4th of July week is the busiest week of the year here in our corner of Colorado.  This might as well be considered the height of summer, not just for fly fishing, but for tourism in general.  It’s going to be a party out there, so bust out the old glory swim trunks and stars and stripes tank top!  USA!!!

Ok…so maybe with the 4th has become something a little more than it was intended.  For some, it seems that it has evolved into a nationalistic hyperbole.  An over-the-top parody of a holiday where we eat, drink, and blow stuff up.

Hey, it’s all pretty fun though.

It is good to take a moment of pause from the absurdity and be reminded that America, is in fact, a pretty great place to call home.  From the safety and security American’s enjoy, to the opportunities afforded in this nation for those who want to grow and work hard; we love this country.

Because of this, we as fly shop do like to support local Durango businesses and American companies when and where we can.  We take pride in carrying products that carry the label “Made in U.S.A.”  That’s why, when you look at our online store, we have a whole section that lists all the products we carry that are made in America.

You can also check out our blog post detailing why we love Made in America products right here.

Our Local First also has a great initiative for “Independents Week” that highlights the benefits of shopping local and how that impacts our local community.  You can read more about it here.

All in all, the 4th of July is a great time to celebrate our home country.  It’s a great time to support American companies and local businesses.  If you are in Durango this week, hopefully we will see you in the shop or on the water!

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Andy McKinley
Andy manages Duranglers Flies and Supplies online store and web content. When he is not plugging away in the basement of Duranglers, he can be found in the shop talking weird flies, throwing spey casts for few fish, eating pizza, drinking coffee, painting, and raising a family in Southwest Colorado.

His fly fishing writings have been published on blogs such as the Daily Drake and Simms Wading Room.

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