Western Anglers welcomes new owner Ned Mayers
WHAT: Western Anglers
WHEN: Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: 413 Main St., Grand Junction
It was a no brainer for Grand Junction resident Ned Mayers to be the new owner of Western Anglers (413 Main St., Grand Junction).
Mayers has been an avid fisherman since he was a young man in college in Durango. He moved to Grand Junction in 1998 and immediately became a customer of Western Anglers. He did commercial roofing for 27 years before becoming the new owner of the shop.
“I’ve been a fish fanatic my whole life,” Mayers said. “I enjoy fishing.”
With the change of ownership, the shop has also created a new logo.
“It was time for a fresh look,” said Jeff McKenna, Western Anglers employee.
Mayers also plans to bring in more clothing lines for customers as well as offer more guiding trips. Trips include to local rivers and ranches like Bar ZX Ranch near Paonia as well as destination trips to tropical locations and Alaska.
He also hopes to continue the customer service that has shaped Western Anglers for the past 20 years.
“We are the only full-service, true fly shop in the Grand Valley,” Mayers said. “We have a great staff, everyone is energetic and everyone is welcome here. Even if you aren’t a fisherman of any kind of all, you are welcome here.”
Mayers explained Grand Junction is a perfect spot to be for any fisherman as there are world-class rivers within an hour of town.
“There are less crowds and that’s what makes it special over here,” he added. “It’s the remote experience.”
That experience is what Mayers enjoys most about fishing.
“Trout don’t live in ugly places,” he said. “There are a lot of good people that you meet and friends made over the years.”
He invites folks to visit the store and check out the new inventory at the shop as well as meet him as the new owner. The shop is open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
“He has great motivation and willingness to look outside the box as the fly fishing industry grows,” McKenna said.
For more information, visit http://www.westernanglers.com.
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