Announcing The First Annual West Seattle Gear Grab / Saturday Sept 19th *The Premier West Seattle Specialty Gear Shops Clearance Event* Surrounded by water and bisected by trails, West Seattle is seeing a surge in not only the population base, but in the number of independent specialty outdoor shops calling this neighborhood its home. If your thing is catching sea run cutthroats off Lincoln park, cycle commuting to get your workout in as you slog through the work week, SUPing and kayaking with resident harbor seals off Duwamish head, or heading up to ski and snowboard in the Cascades – this is an event not to miss! Mountain to Sound Outfitters, Emerald Water Anglers, and West Seattle Cyclery are joining together on Saturday Sept 19th from 10-4 for a flea market style Gear Grab. Each shop will be clearing out their storage spaces, back shops, and selling demo gear to get ready for the upcoming winter season and keep the retail wheels rolling. The West Seattle Junction Association will be providing the site for the Gear Grab at the North end of the Parking Lot at Oregon and 42nd (across from Emerald Water Anglers). Deals will be had, and this will event will occur rain or shine. [caption id="attachment_17956" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo courtesy of Emerald Water Anglers[/caption] Emerald Water Anglers Manager, Reid Curry, is excited for the event and the opportunity to share his passion with customers. “We are incredibly lucky in West Seattle to be literally surrounded by year round fly fishing opportunities for a diversity of species. Within just an hour of our shop, a fly angler can fish the saltwater of Puget Sound for salmon and sea run cutthroat one day, catch native cutthroat and rainbows in tiny mountain creeks the next, and swing a fly for steelhead on our renowned rivers thereafter…and that is only the beginning of the fly angling opportunities in our region.” So come out and celebrate the amazing area we live in and support your local specialty shops which call The Junction and Triangle neighborhoods of West Seattle home!