Feb 27th 2010
Today being so rainy and nasty out side (what else is new right?), I was packing for my trip next week and catching up on things for the day. I got a call from Dale telling me that there will be a Grand Opening event at the Flint Creek Outfitters in Riverview, Fl their new store. Many of the people I know would be there so I decided to put things on hold and go check it out.
The store as been open there for a few months and many of my friends had urged me to check them out. For what ever reason I keep forgetting to go by there. When I got there the parking lot was packed! They were serving food, there were book signings, fly tying lessons, casting seminars, the place was happening despite the terrible weather. The store to my pleasant surprise was pretty large. They probably had abut 3000 square feet. I started shaking hands with old friends and new acquaintances right away. I check out many of the things they carry. They are mainly an out fitter.
They are an Orvis store, meaning they carry all the Orvis fly gear and clothing. They had lots of high end clothing. Some of the brands I have used and really like are Simms, Yeti, Native, Costa Del Mar, Victorinox, Exofficio.
I was especially fond of the Exofficio under garments. To me they make the best underwear for outdoors man there is. You could latterly travel the world with 2 pairs of under wear. You could wash one and let it dry(super quick drying and breathable) and wear the other and start the cycle every day. They are very very comfortable, super durable and has lasted for years. Many of the travels do carry these Exofficio underwear on many of these expeditions.
The Exofficio rep happen to be there and there was a sale today and tomorrow. To my luck they had buy one and buy get the 2nd pair at 50% off. I had to buy 2 and get the other 2 for 50% off.
There ya go, my underwear review.. .. sorry no video review this time.. lol
Flint Creek Outfitters
13425 Fishhawk Blvd.
Riverview, FL 33569
One of our good customers bought this gorgeous Shimano Calcutta 250DC and wanted a custom rod to match its quality. We’re doing our best to meet that high expectation. I just completed sanding the handle on the lathe, and this is what it looks like so far. This is about as fancy as we get with inlays and multiple materials. Any more fluff, and we would be missing out on some much valued R&D!