BSA’s 4th Annual Community Appreciation Celebration – June 27, 2020

BSA’s 4th Annual Community Appreciation Celebration – June 27, 2020

Well folks, we’ve held out as long as possible to update everyone about our summer community appreciation event. Formerly known as the Grand Opening Celebration. Turns out, those banners finally wore out. The simple fact is, now is not the time to invite all of our best friends, family members, and the entire BSA community into the flyshop for a party and BBQ. That said, we are not interested in cancelling the celebration all together, so we have been wracking our brains for ways to bring our community together in other, safer ways this summer.

So, what do we have up our sleeve?

First of all, the flyshop will be open on June 27th for regular hours, so please feel free to stop in and say hi. We plan to run some great sales, giveaways, and maybe a game or two.

The rest of this event, however, will be held online, taking advantage of the incredible technology we have at our disposal that helped keep us together and sane during lockdown. SO…

 

Join us ONLINE for Big Sky Anglers FOURTH ANNUAL Community Appreciation Celebration – 

A celebration of summer, friends, family, and fly fishing.

Saturday, June 27th, 2020


 
Read on below for a listing and schedule of guests and events.  Keep fishing, keep smiling, and we hope to see everyone at a bigger and better party at the flyshop in June 2021!
 
Best,
Joe Moore, Justin Spence, and Jonathan Heames
Owners, Big Sky Anglers
 

 

Special Guests and Events Schedule

We hope to add a couple more events in the coming week, so please check back in!

Saturday, June 27th

On Instagram @bigskyanglers

If you haven’t started following us on Instagram, now might be the right time to do it.  We will be live on Instagram throughout the day, with IG Live videos, Q&A, special guests, fly tying, giveaways, sales, and more.    

2 PM Mountain Time – Jonathan and Steve will be chatting live with Benjamin Beale of El Encuentro Fly Fishing.  Watch for the IG Live announcement in your Stories via @bigskyanglers and @elencuentroflyfishing

4 PM Mountain Time – Justin chats live with the Patagonia Nomads, direct from San Martin de Los Andes, Argentina.  Watch for the IG Live announcement in your Stories via @bigskyanglers and @patagonianomads.arg  

6 PM Mountain Time – Justin chats live with our good mate and Kiwi fishing guide Ronan Creane, direct from the South Island of New Zealand.  Watch for the IG Live announcement in your Stories via @bigskyanglers and @ronan_creane  

8 PM Mountain Time – BSA’s Matt Klara on the tying bench sharing a few tips and tricks for tying some of his favorite stillwater and Trout Spey patterns.  Watch for the IG Live announcement in your Stories via @bigskyanglers

On the Online Flyshop

For one day only, we will be running a killer sale via our online fly shop – https://www.bigskyanglers.shop/ – As part of the celebration we are also running a 1-day-only 20% off FLASH SALE on both the BSA Logo Simms Challenger Hoody and our BSA Woven Label Trucker Hats all day long on June 27th via our Online Fly Shop. To take advantage of this deal, simply add the items to your cart and use the code BSAJUNE27 at checkout.

In the Flyshop

While we aren’t hosting any formal gatherings we encourage folks to stop by and say hello if you are in town. Sales and giveaways will be on deck. Fishing stories and lies are always free.

Big Sky Anglers 3rd Annual Grand Opening Celebration

Big Sky Anglers 3rd Annual Grand Opening Celebration

Third time is a charm, we guess.  Big Sky Anglers THIRD ANNUAL Grand Opening Celebration – a celebration of summer, friends, family, and fly fishing.  Please save the date and join us on Saturday, June 29th, 2018 from 11 am to 10 pm.  We are super excited to see everyone.
We’ve got a number of things planned for the day, so be sure to check out the schedule later in this post.  Also, make sure to check back in between now and the event as we are sure to be adding a few more special guests.  Stop by the shop any time on June 29th to get in on store-wide sales, giveaways, fly tying demos, fly casting, and more.  Great presentations and demos from vendors, BBQ, Echo Gecko Casting Competition, and more.  We are loaded up with new Big Sky Anglers hats, shirts, and other logo gear, and some retro Bud Lilly’s Trout Shop gear too.  We will also be showing off the new Golden Stone Inn, our one-of-a-kind lodge, for those who’d like to see the new grounds.  See you soon!
Best,
Joe Moore, Justin Spence, and Jonathan Heames
Owners, Big Sky Anglers
39 Madison Avenue, West Yellowstone, MT 59758

Special Guests and Events Schedule

Be sure to check back as we may add more to the schedule!

Saturday, June 29th

All Day Long: 

Sales and giveaways. Tying demos, fly casting, and more.

11am – Noon:  “Coffee Hour”

Meet and hang out with BSA shop staff and guides.

Noon – 4pm:  Mimi Matsuda Art

Once again, Mimi Matsuda (https://www.mimimatsudaart.com/) will be hosting a CHILDREN’S ART TABLE alongside her awesome mobile art exhibit.  Bring the kiddos down and let them show their creativity with the help of one of our all time favorite artists.  Rumor’s of face painting have been swirling.

2 – 6 pm:  Reps at the Flyshop

Simms Fishing rep Eric Neufeld and Nautilus Reels, and Strip’n Flywear rep Dan Short in the flyshop showing off the goodies, along with a few surprises

2 – 6 pm:  Rods, Reels, and Heels at the Flyshop

Brenna Richardson, Montana native, super-cool lady angler, and Owner of RR&H, will be in the shop, showing off a bunch of her awesome goodies and getting folks stoked to fish.

3:30 – 5:30pm: Echo Gecko Casting Comp

Echo Gecko Casting Competition in the Town Park.  Accuracy and Distance.  3 divisions – Kids, Men, and Women.  Winner takes the rod home!  Stop by, sign up, and make your best casts!

3:30 – 5:30ish pm:  Casting in the Park

Demo rod casting in the Town Park with SAGE rep Kurt Kruger and Scott rep John Dobson, as well as Winston and Orvis reps and rods on hand.

6 – 7pm: ARGENTINA, North to South Presentation

Multi media presentation by BSA’s Justin Spence in the basement Travel Lounge covering the vast diversity of fly fishing options to be found in Argentina.  From the steamy golden dorado marshes of the north to the wind blown sea trout rivers at the southern end of the continent, Justin has experienced so much and will share some great stories.

7pm: Party Time

  BBQ and Refreshments while they last, followed by the usual chaos and giveaways.

 

Big Sky Anglers 2nd Annual Grand Opening Celebration

Big Sky Anglers 2nd Annual Grand Opening Celebration

Big Sky Anglers
Hi, friends.  We had so much fun at our Grand Opening celebration last year that we’ve decided to do it again!  That’s right, Big Sky Anglers SECOND ANNUAL Grand Opening Celebration.  Please save the date and join us on Saturday, June 30th, 2018 from 10 am to 10 pm to celebrate our first year at Madison and Canyon, and kick this summer off right.  We are super excited to see everyone. We’ve got a number of things planned for the day, so be sure to check out the schedule later in this post.  Also, make sure to check back in between now and the event as we are sure to be adding a few more special guests.  Stop by the shop any time on June 30th to get in on store-wide sales, giveaways, fly tying demos, fly casting, and more.  Great presentations and demos from vendors, BBQ, and more.  We are loaded up with new Big Sky Anglers hats, shirts, and other logo gear, and still have some classic Bud Lilly’s Trout Shop gear hanging around if you are looking for a collectors item or two.
Best,
Joe Moore, Justin Spence, and Jonathan Heames
Owners, Big Sky Anglers
39 Madison Avenue, West Yellowstone, MT 59758

Special Guests and Events Schedule

Be sure to check back as we add more to the schedule!

Saturday, June 30th

  • All Day Long:  Sales and giveaways. Tying demos, fly casting, and more.
  • 10am – 11am:  Coffee hour.  Meet and hang out with BSA shop staff and guides.
  • 1pm – 5pm: Mimi Matsuda (https://www.mimimatsudaart.com/) will be hosting a CHILDREN’S ART TABLE alongside her awesome mobile art exhibit.  Bring the kiddos down and let them show their creativity with the help of one of our all time favorite artists.
  • 2pm – 6pm: Winston rods Rep Travis Morris will be hosting  “Cast a Rod – Win a Rod”.  They will be set up at the town park just up the street from the flyshop with all the rods from Winston.  Test cast any Winston rod and be entered to win a Winston Kairos rod later in the event.

 

  • 2pm – 4pm: Orvis Rep Doug Best will be in the shop presenting on gear and hosting a casting demo.  Heads up for some cool giveaways, Orvis specials, and surprises for those in attendance.  Rumor has it that there may be a Helios 3 involved!

 

  • 2pm – 5pm: Farbank Rep Kurt Kruger will be in the shop showing off all the goodies from Sage, Rio, and Redington.  Come cast the “ Performance Fly Rod Of Your Dreams “ with Kurt, who will have a full compliment of Sage demo rods available at the park.  Heads up for some cool giveaways and surprises for those in attendance. In addition, Kurt will be hosting a SAGE promo where you will receive a free RIO fly line and Limited Edition MOD pen with the purchase of any single-handed MOD rod at full MSRP!

 

 

  • 5pm – 7pm:  Catered BBQ
  • 5pm – 10pm:  Party with the BSA Crew.  Beverages, specials, awesome giveaways, and more.

 

Join Us to Celebrate the Shop GRAND OPENING – June 30 through July 2

Join Us to Celebrate the Shop GRAND OPENING – June 30 through July 2

Big Sky Anglers
Hi, friends.  Please join us Friday, June 30th through Sunday July 2nd to celebrate the Big Sky Anglers shop grand opening.  We are super excited to see everyone and share our new vision with you. We’ve got a number of things planned for the weekend, so be sure to check out the schedule later in this email.  Stop by the shop any time to get in on store-wide sales, giveaways, fly tying demos, fly casting, and more.  We are loaded up with new Big Sky Anglers hats, shirts, and other logo gear, and still have some classic Bud Lilly’s Trout Shop gear hanging around if you are looking for a collectors item or two.
Friday will be a meet and greet during the day for the most part, with tons of sales and giveaways.  We’ll have sales reps in the shop Friday evening, and be hanging out talking rods and lines, and maybe casting a bit over at the park.
Saturday will be the biggest day, with sales reps on site in the evening along with catered BBQ, spirits from Willie’s Distillery in Ennis, and live art from Mimi Matsuda during the day.
Things will wind down on Sunday with more time to meet and greet with us and our staff, more sales, giveaways, and possibly a few surprises.
Best,
Joe Moore, Justin Spence, and Jonathan Heames
Owners, Big Sky Anglers
39 Madison Avenue, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Special Guests and Events Schedule
Friday June 30
  • 9am – 9pm  Meet and Greet with Staff
  • 9am – 9pm  Sales and giveaways. Tying demos, fly casting, and more.
  • 4pm – 9pm  Winston Rods and Scientific Anglers Rep Travis Morris will be at the shop. Product and casting demos.  SA Line trade in program. Flyline specials.
  • 4pm – 9pm  Montana Fly Company’s Jake Chutz and Kris Keller will be on site talking fly design, bugs, and showing off their awesome fly tying tools and fly boxes.
Saturday, July 1
  • 9am – 9pm  Meet and Greet with Staff
  • 9am – 9pm  Sales and giveaways. Tying demos, fly casting, and more.
  • 10am – 6pm  Artist Mimi Matusda will be in the shop painting live!
  • 1pm on –  RO Drift Boats will be here with a boat full of beer and laughs
  • 4pm – 9pm Simms Rep Nick English will be at the shop talking gear, fishing, and trail running.  He’ll have a full Women’s Waders “Fit Kit” on hand for ladies looking for a way to get dialed in.
  • 4pm – 9pm  Montana Fly Company’s Jake Chutz and Kris Keller will be on site talking fly design, bugs, and showing off their awesome fly tying tools and fly boxes.
  • 4pm – 9pm  SAGE/Rio Rep Kurt Kruger will be in the shop.
  • 4pm – 9pm  Winston Rods and Scientific Anglers Rep Travis Morris will be at the shop. Product and casting demos.  SA Line trade in program. Flyline specials.
  • 6pm – 9pm  Echo/Airflo and Hatch Reels Rep Brandon Prince will be in the shop.
  • 6pm – 9pm  Catered BBQ from Beartooth BBQ of West Yellowstone, MT
  • 6pm – 9pm  Spirits from Willie’s Distillery in Ennis, MT
Sunday, July 2
  •  9am – 9pm  Meet and Greet with Staff
  • 9am – 9pm  Sales and giveaways. Tying demos, fly casting, and more.