Spring Fishing Classic Recap:
Wow! Not only is it the World’s Greatest Fishing Sale but a fun and educational experience for all who attend.
This year we kicked off with an amazing sale Valentines weekend. What goes best with a Valentines weekend? A wedding proposal at our weekly public fish feeding! It was so much fun to help out this customer with popping the question. Congratulations to Chris and Anastasia. We see a fish themed or maybe a camo wedding in their future. https://www.facebook.com/bpsdenver/videos/965255456856334/
We continued the week with a Triple Crown Bonus on Marine installation and an amazing offer with our Rod and Reel trade in. Did you all know what we do with all those rods and reels? We donate them to amazing non-profit partner groups who help get kids, veterans and underprivileged into the sport of fishing. So never think they go to waste! Some deserving person just got the opportunity to experience a new passion that was once just a dream. So a huge thanks, to all who took advantage of the rod and reel trade in. To round out the Spring Fishing Classic, we ended on a high note with a busy 2 days of seminars, demos, non-profit partner displays and activities for our Next Generation.
We featured tons of extra seminars from our local pool of amazing talent including:Nitro Pro Staff, Dennis Hunter. Professional Walleye Fisherman and Bass Pro Shops Pro Staff,Jack Winters. Professional Bass Fisherman and Bass Pro Shops Pro Staff, Sam Heckman.(It just happened to be Sam's Birthday on Saturday, so we had to celebrate at the Weekly fish feeding! The whole audiance joined into to sing Happy Birthday to Sam). Colorado Walleye Association member and avid fisherman, Brad Peterson. Fly fishing expert, guide, and artist, Melissa Davis.Current “Best of the West Fly Casting Champion”, Sandi Roberts. Umpqua Fly tier and Designer, Herman deGala. Expert Fly Fisherman and Bass Pro Fly Shop associate,Bill Louthan. Past JR. Bass Master Jr. Champion,Ryan Wood. Expert Fly Fisherman and Bass Pro Fly Shop associate,Alan Reyes. Expert Fly Fisher-woman and Bass Pro Shops Fly Shop associate,Simone Geoffrion. Professional Fishing and Hunting guide, owner of Tightline Outdoors, Nathan Zelinsky. Expert Kayak fisherman and journalist of Born to Fish Media,Eric Allee. Our seminars were packed with attendees and covered fly fishing, freshwater fishing topics, as well as live tank demos on some of our best lures. If you are ever in search of a place to get expert advice, attending our seminars can certainly help in the quest of knowledge from the people who live it, love it and do it.
Our Next Generation Event featured Fun kids activities including a kids fishing seminar, Free downloadable photo, interactive fish craft, coloring activities, and casting bucket challenge. For those who completed the craft and photo they also received a adorable Fish string backpack.
Some of our Amazing Non-Profit partners that joined us were: Casting For Recovery, Colorado Women Fly Fishers, Colorado Walleye Association, High Plains Drifters, Project Healing Waters, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Hawkquest, and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. This is the one time of the year you can see our National Symbol, The Bald Eagle live and in person with an opportunity for a photo.
So if you by chance missed all the great happenings here at the store, stay tuned to our store webpage and Facebook page for upcoming events and we’ll plan to see you next year! Loralee Alemanni, Promotions Coordinator, Denver Bass Pro Shops