Our 65 Year History
In 1954 Jim Poor started a small tackle shop in the basement of the Littleton Motel called Mountain View Tackle. At that time, Littleton was not a suburb of Denver. It was a small Front Range town on the South Platte River.
In its early years, Mountain View was a general tackle store, serving conventional anglers and fly fisherman alike. Jim was an innovator of small flies and became a key figure in the development of fly fishing in Colorado and across the Rocky Mountain West.
In 1969, the city of Littleton relocated Mountain View tackle in order to build Arapahoe Community College. With a new location just a mile up the road, the name was changed to Anglers All and the legend was born. Anglers All is still in the same building today.
Jim and his wife Jane continued to own and operate the store until the mid 1980’s when Bill Shappell and Terry Nicholson took the reigns. Eventually, Terry and his wife Lori became the sole owners and it stayed that way until 2009. Anglers All has been an exclusive fly fishing shop for decades.
In 2009 Chris Keeley took over for Terry and Lori. Anglers All has resided in the same location since 1969, the building has undergone some improvements over the years, from expansions in footprint and in height, to most recently, solar power and new signage with the new Anglers All logo.
At our retail store you will find some of the very best angling gear on the market and everything you need to fish here at 5211 S Sante Fe Drive, in Littleton Colorado, just 10 miles south of Denver. The fly tying materials section alone takes up a quarter of the store and offers a vast selection of vises, tools, hooks and materials you will only find at Anglers All. The rod racks and reel cases are loaded with trusted brands: Sage, Winston, Scott, Redington, TFO, G.Loomis, Abel, Ross, Hatch, Galvan, Lamson, and Tibor. Anglers All carries a huge selection of waders, boots and accessories from Patagonia, Simms, Orvis and Fishpond in both Men’s and Women’s fits.
The second floor of the shop houses the Anglers All classroom, where fly fishing, fly tying and entomology classes are taught by a team of in-house and outside instructors.
AnglersAll.com, the online store, is run from the office upstairs and operates uniquely in that the online inventory matches in-store inventory in real time, so you can be sure anything listed online is actually available. Every online customer is treated as if they walked through the front door, regardless of what corner of the country they are in.
The Anglers All destination fly fishing travel business also coordinated from the second floor offices. With multiple destinations, in the US and across the world, we host and confidently send anglers out to pursue their angling dreams in both salt and fresh water.
The team at Anglers All is proud of the history of the shop and the level of customer service they offer to anyone who walks in the door, calls, or shops online. No matter the year, the water conditions, or the species of fish, Anglers All has provided anglers with the best information and equipment for 60 years and counting.
Come by and see us. We would love to meet you, hear about your past and future fishing trips, and share our knowledge and our gear with you. We are located on the frontage road at the southwest corner of south Santa Fe and Belleview. We are open 7 days a week.
No matter where you’re located, we’re your local fly shop crew. We’re all here to help you have more fun and find more success on the water.
Chris Keeley, Principal
Chris became the owner of Anglers All in 2009. Coming out of the banking industry, Chris decided to make a positive lifestyle change. But instead of spending his time fishing, Chris is now responsible for paying the bills and keeping us all employed. Chris hails from the great state of North Dakota, and he and his wife now call Denver home.
Jimmy "Bags" Juliana, General ManagerWhen it comes to walk wading our Colorado rivers, Jimmy leaves the rest of us in his dust, except for his favorite fishing partner, and four legged pal, River. You will see these two bouncing from hole to hole hooking up early and often. While he is fairly new to this fly fishing thing, Jimmy finds ample time on the water perfecting his craft. When he is here at the shop, he helps customers find the best fly gear options for their needs, helps Andy with fill in purchasing, all the while being known to crush a few doughnuts for breakfast. He is earned the nickname Jimmy "Bag O' Doughnuts", or "Bags" for short
Blake Katchur, Manager, eCommerce
Blake, a Colorado native, has shopped at Anglers All since he was a beginner fly fisherman at age 7. Now a few decades later he returns to run the Anglers All online store. With years of eCommerce experience, his background in business, and his passion for all things fly fishing and the outdoors, make him a true asset to our team.
Andrew Pulford, Travel Coordinator
Andrew was introduced to fishing as a kid growing up in Michigan. Toothy critters were his target, Pike and Musky. In 2005 a friend put a fly rod in his hand and the addiction started immediately. Soon Andrew was off fly fishing in Belize, India and Argentina. His love for adventure fishing travel and coordinating such trips make him your resource for your own fishy adventures.
Ben Baxter, Shipping and Receiving
Ben works hard and fishes even harder. After his work is done running the warehouse and handling all in coming and out going products, Ben finds time behind his fly tying bench. In his words, there is nothing better then catching a fish on your own fly. We tend to agree, and we are glad Ben is on our team!
Rachel Therkildsen, Purchasing
Rachel came to us from an industry job high in the mountains. With her knowledge and enthusiasm for Colorado, fly fishing and purchasing the best gear available for our customers, we are lucky to have her.
Doug Andrews, Shop Sales and Education
Joining Anglers All as a second career Doug spent 34 years in education and retired as a Principal in Littleton where he and his wife currently live. Originally from Olathe Doug has fished from border to border in Colorado and on his days off you can find him sticking fish on one of the Front Range drainages. Using his experience and well rounded fly fishing ability Doug will be teaching the impressionable minds of fly-fisherman of all experience levels at Anglers All.
Larkin Wilson, eCommerce & Marketing
If you get him rambling about high country cutties, and long back country drives you may hear his southern twang come out. Larkin taught himself to fly fish in the brook trout filled mountains of Georgia. From the moment he started we have utilized Larkin's skills in marketing, social media, writing and his attention to detail in back end online store product work.
Ryan McSparran, “Big Game”, Content Writer
As a lifetime Colorado angler and with a background in journalism, Ryan keeps the Anglers All blog and newsletter stocked with news and fishing-friendly content. Raised in the city but a redneck at heart, Ryan is an avid hunter and has been known to fish in full camo. When not at the shop, Ryan and his wife love dragging their two kids on all sorts of adventures.
Johnnie Trujillo, Shop Sales
Streamers and boats. Johnnie brings to the table an extensive knowledge of big flies and the fish that eat them. While he grew up in Colorado he credits much of his fly fishing knowledge and boatsmanship to the years he spent on the Green River.
Matt Harkema, eCommerce and Warehouse
By way of Wisconsin, through Michigan and now to Colorado, Matt has a passion for fly fishing that runs deep and something he loves to teach as well. Matt started and ran a fly fishing club at his college while working at an Orvis store and absorbing every piece of fishing knowledge possible.
Collin Heyerdahl, Shop Sales
It wasn't until the last few years that Collin jumped head first into fly fishing, and when he did, he went full send. Self taught and techie as they come, Collin is happy to share his knowledge of the South Platte with any and all anglers.