Happenings at Ernie's

Orvis and Ernie's 30th Anniversary Huge Success

Sat June 2nd, customers had a chance to cast all the Orvis rods while getting instruction in any problem area they had with our ACA Tournament Casters. Tony Yap, who casts in competition world-wide and also teaches, spent the day giving our customers free instruction and passing on valuable techniques. Along with Tony and also instructing was Kazu Koshimizu, teacher and world traveler. Also, very visible and showing the Orvis products and instructing was our Orvis rep, Hutch Hutchison, from Basalt, Colorado. Hutch can be seen as a featured angler on OLN-TV

Time spent tying and learning new flies and materials both in saltwater and freshwater rounded out the day of learning and fun with our local experts, Brian Keeney and Bob Censena.

Topping the afternoon's festivities was our raffle which included the new Orvis Zero Gravity 5wt rod, Orvis' mid-arbor reel, line and a gear bag. Dr. Bob Crompton, pictured below with his new rod, has been a customer with us ever since we opened. What a thrill for him AND for us!! Winning the mid-arbor reel was another great customer and fisherman, Sam Bishop,who has been very successfully pursuing the stripers along our beaches

Following the raffle, as we ate celebration cake, customers continued to cast and mingle around the shop catching up on lots of fishing talk and etc.

Great day!! Thanks to all our great customers who celebrated with us!