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Matt Johnson

Fish Houses Up at Thorne Bros!!!

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Thorne Brothers in Fridley, MN now has a nice assortment of portable fish houses out and on display. After last weekend's Portable Modification Get Together we've decided to keep everything up and make ice fishing a 6-month season smile

Thorne Bros also has a room full of ice fishing tackle, rods, clothing, electronics, etc...

Stop in at Thorne Bros and take a look!

Thorne Bros

7500 University Ave

Fridley, MN 55432

763-572-3782

Or visit the Thorne Bros website... www.ThorneBros.com

Also stay tuned for the "Wednesday Night Seminar" schedule. Starting in November, Thorne Bros will play host to a seminar every Wednesday night at 7pm. These seminars will continue through the month of March. So, ice fishing seminars at Thorne Bros every Wedneday from November-March!

A little teaser... Brian "Bro" Brosdahl will be hosting the seminar on Wednesday, November 19! So mark your calender and come listen to Bro! Also spend some time talking with Bro afterwards!

Stay tuned for more info!.......

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I was just up there for the first time this week as I now work up in that area. I didn't see much out for icefishing maybe I am blind but I saw all the ice suits. There was a rod/fly fishing section the a muskie section, did I just not explore enough?

Looking forward to stopping in more, my old man is into rod making so it was nice to see some stuff there for that.

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The ice stuff is set up in the third showroom right now. Because it is still pretty early, just ask and they will lead you to the spot.

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Yep, we have a majority of the ice gear set up in a different room. Just stop in a ask one of the employees if you can check out the ice gear and they'll bring you back to the "ice room" smile

I spent a good portion of the day yesterday adding new ice gear into the system and putting it up onto the shelves. Day-by-day we're seeing more and more ice gear hitting the shelves and soon it will also be front and center! smile

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Can't promise that Scott smile

We set up all of the electronics yesterday and loaded another semi full of ice gear! Another 12 pallets full of stuff smile

Everything is starting to come out onto the main floor. Thorne Bros will be "iced over" within the next week! smile

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I stopped in last night just to see the status, I missed Matt by about 2 minutes Pat told me. They have a good stock of rods out, and I want to get at least one copy of all of them. I just wish the pocket book would agree to those terms. I am pretty stoked for this hardwater season.

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The store is really filling up with ice fishing gear! We just got in another large truck-load full of gear yesterday!

Ice jigs are also now on the main floor smile

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Hey Matt I just watched the video of the first seminar on equipement. A big thanks for making them avaliable to us folks not in the metro area.I am really looking foreward to the next three topics.Ever given any thought to putting all the seminars on DVD. Being able to review the info any time would great.

I would also like to thank the whole Thorn Bros orginization for taking the step beyond just selling equipement to education.The free weekly seminars is not something I see from the big name retailers in my area.

That being said I am curious about the history of Thorn Bros.

Where and when was it started and how has it evolved ??

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Education is first and foremost. It's our job to help others catch more fish, period. Thorne Bros has always been known as a leader in the fishing industry and we're always finding new ways to incorporate our teachings.

I set up the "Wednesday Night Seminars" last winter and they seemed to be very popular. However, like you mentioned, there were a lot of people who are out of town or can't make it, so this year I decided to either record video or audio for all of the seminars so others can listen/watch. You can listen/watch as many times as you would like and whenever works best for you. Thats one of the beauties of the Internet.

I will be at every Wednesday Night Seminar whether I'm giving it or not. This winter does have (and will continue to have) an awesome line-up of speakers and topics!

The history of Thorne Bros dates back about 25 years ago when Greg and Paul Thorne decided to embark on this wonderful adventure known as fishing retail smile It started out as a rod shop in the upstairs of another tackle shop. Soon after, Thorne Bros acquired its own building and started to run with the complete outdoor experience. Hunting was once a part of Thorne Bros but eventually gave way to just fishing. Now Thorne Bros is the leader in custom rod building and fishing knowledge. The staff at Thorne Bros are regularly quoted in various fishing publications and its not uncommon to see camera crews make an appearance in the shop from time to time to pick the brains of the employees. The In-fisherman staff also frequents Thorne Bros to learn about the latest info and pick the brains of those who work behind the counters (and out in the field). We're all in it for the same cause. Not a single Thorne Bros employee works on commission, and its a complete understanding that its our job to educate the fishing public and make sure they walk out with their questions answered and gain a better understanding of what they walked through the doors for.

Thorne Bros is not a huge store like Gander Mountain, Sportsmans Warehouse, Cabelas, etc, but where Thorne Bros lacks in size we make up in knowledge and gesture. And for anyone who has walked into Thorne Bros I think its safe to say that you're amazed at just how much can be packed into a small building smile Specialty, hard-to-find items are more available at Thorne Bros, and its not uncommon to see Thorne Bros go against the popular choice in order to supply what our staff believes in and what continues to work. Bottom-line... Thorne Bros sells fun and its a fun experience within their walls!

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