Help catch a thief – get a Sage fly rod

There has been a rash of robberies around Front Range fly shops, reports the fly shop managers who have my number input into their phones so they can quickly reject my calls The Denver Channel:

Several Denver-area fly fishing shops have been robbed in recent weeks, and now store owners are hoping to use social media sites to reel the suspect in.

In all, it’s estimated the thief has stolen as much as $10,000 worth of gear from seven stores in the Denver metro, as well as two stores in Pueblo.

Among the folks leveraging the web to find the culprit are Trout’s Fly Fishing, who have a link to pictures of the suspect posted on their Facebook page.

After talking with one of the victims, I can tell you to keep your eyes peeled for new, high-end gear, maybe up for sale. Most people who fly fish with any consistency should know exactly what I mean by high-end gear. Information leading to arrest will get you a new Sage fly rod, compliments of the shops that have been taken.

I’m the last guy on the planet that needs another fly rod, so if you email me with any information I’ll pass it along and you’ll get the credit.

MG signing off (To Catch A Thief © 1955 Alfred Hitchcock)


Thieves are some of the worst scum on this planet – can’t stand ’em. Would love to kick out the
chair on this one, and watch him dance – payback for slamming my friends over at Hook in Highlands Ranch.

Sick ’em, Gracie!

tom says:

I vote for a public flogging with a whippy 3wt at the Retailers show if we catch him. Like guys like Andy can afford to lose a 350 dollar wholesale rod. Pisses me off. Hope he ends up in a dumpster with a 10wt stuck up his [REDACTED].

@RK – I think we all should keep an eye out, before this gets out of hand.

@Tom – Jeez…that automated REDACTED plug-in I installed is working like a charm! 😉

butters says:

What this guy is doing is as cold as an elderly hooker’s heart. I agree with Tom, not the flogging part but, the anger towards him and desire to hurt this bastard. And Gracie, I’m glad things are working out for you!

$10K in fly fishing gear? What’s that these days; two high-end fly rods, a pair of reels, and zippered waders?

@butters – Thanks brother. Will catch up with you soon.

@TC – I don’t think you even get zippers at that price.

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