About Anglers All

Staff

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.

Greg Garcia,  “GFG”, Shop Manager

Greg is our true renaissance athlete. From collegiate skiing to competetive cycling and now as a professional fly tier, Greg has excelled at almost everything he has done. Greg keeps our store organized and has built an impressive inventory of fly tying materials. Greg brings his gray hair, wisdom and an endless archive of fly fishing knowledge. Originally from New Mexico, Greg and his wife live in the Denver area.

Blake Katchur, Web Manager

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, his passion for all things fly fishing and the outdoors,  make him a true asset to our team. 

Doug Garvey,  “Slayer”, Travel and Education Coordinator

With a degree in outdoor education, Doug is passionate about teaching others how to fish. Doug is our lead instructor and coordinates all classes at the shop. Having acquired the incurable itch for steelhead and saltwater fishing, Doug is also a perfect fit as our travel coordinator. Doug and his wife live in Denver and love to travel – oddly enough, Doug always finds an excuse to bring a fly rod…or five.

Andy Dunn,  Shop Sales and Purchasing

While his epic beard recently came off, we still like to refer to Andy as Uncle Si. A true gear head, Andy is responsible for gear sales and keeping the shop stocked with tackle. Andy, his wife, and their three kids live in the small community of Louviers, where they soak up the Colorado lifestyle.

Ryan McSparran,  “Big Game”, Content Writer and Shop Sales

As a lifetime Colorado angler and with a background in journalism, Ryan keeps the Anglers All blog and website 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.

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 boarder to boarder 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.

 

Story

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. 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 a strictly fly fishing shop for decades.

In 2009 Chris Keeley took over for Terry and Lori. 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..