What is everyones opinion of the super stores coming to colorado . Cabela's, bass pro shops , gander mountain, and sportsmans warehouse . Sure as a consumer its great our prices are gonna drop quiet a bit . What about the charm of going into a family owned and operated tackle shop/fly shop and getting the scoop on whats hot and whats not . Or how after a few trips the shop owners will remeber your name and ask you to stop by after your done and tell them how you did . Im just not ready for all these small neighborhood shops to be taken out by huge companys and its happening right now . These huge stores have classes and guide services . whatever happend to going out into they outdoors and exploring and finding stuff out yourself . In my mind fishing isnt about how big your tackle box is or if your rod is the most expensive on the lake its about learning about yourself and being one with your surroundings(not trying to sound like a hippie) . Some of my favorite places to fish i found fishing every lake and pond that i could find . Its taken me a long time with many many fishless days to find all these lakes but I did by myself when I was a kid with a tackle box and rod and reel combo that couldnt have been worth more than 50 bucks combined . I understand that price wise its hard to do but try to support the local tackle shops as much as possible . I mean we did get by how long without these big shops ? sorry for such a long post but these topic hits home I work in a diesel repair shop that my dad owns and has owned for 20 years we have 4 employee's and the shop is a second home to many people . after 5 o'clock its like cheers everyone boozin and telling storys having fun . I wonder how many small tackle shop owners and there customers are losing there second home for us to save a buck or two on a lure .