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Hunter's Angling Changes Ownership and Banner

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#1 DFix


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Posted 31 October 2005 - 12:02 PM

Stone River Outfitters purchases Hunter's Angling Supply:


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Posted 01 November 2005 - 07:19 PM

That's interesting wonder what's going on there. Is Bill of ill health? He's been in business for quite some time hasn't he?

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 07:41 PM

It's too bad that they're closing the shop and dumping the name. sad.gif Bill Hunter is arguably the godfather for the North American salmon fly tying culture.

I was there a couple of years ago for a weekend tying class and the atmosphere and ambience was what you would expect of an old New England fly shop.

I hope they continue the tying class series, I was considering another this winter.

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 08:02 PM

I have visited Hunter's Angling Supplies since the mid 1970's, it was an icon for special order materials, the HMH vise, Stan Bogdan reels etc.

Bill Hunter sold Hunter's Angling Supplies to Nick Wilder in the later 1980's

He traveled for Frontier's and opened new destination arround the world for the years after the sale.

Bill started up a new shop in New London, NH about 5-7 years ago it is named W.S. Hunter & Co. he sold this fly shop to Mike Sicola about 3 years ago.

Rumor is that Bill is now pursuing golf in retirement somewhere in Florida.

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