Independents Week

16 July 2015
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16 July 2015, Comments: 0

Independents Week


Independents Week 2015 came and went this past 4th of July week.

I know, it’s spelled Independence; but here in La Plata county, our regional Local First also likes to celebrate something called Independents Week along with the Fourth of July.

Independents Week is smaller on the scale of celebrations here in Durango.  I don’t know if anyone really knows what it is to be honest.

During the week of July 4th, Local First hosts ‘‘Independents Week’’ in celebration of our nation’s locally owned, independent businesses. This nationwide campaign is designed to recognize the importance of economic democracy and community self-determination.

, Independents Week

We can get down with this.

Recognizing the importance of the local small business is something we, as a local small business, appreciate.

It’s not easy being a small business.  It’s not easy being independently owned.  It’s certainly not easy being a destination fly shop.  With much of the deck stacked against us in a world where the cost of doing business rises with each year, it’s good to know that there are still many people who value better service over a better deal.

If you have stopped in the shop this summer (or any summer) to talk fishing and purchased a few flies from us:

Thank you.

If you have fished with us on a guided trip in the past 31 years of Duranglers business:

Thank you,

If you have every purchased any item from us in store or online:

Thank you.

If you have ever joined us on a hosted trip to any national or international destination:

Thank you.

We appreciate all your support and look forward to serving Southwest Colorado fly anglers for many years to come!


Thanks for supporting your independent and local fly shop!

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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