Holiday Gift Ideas from Hookers, Downtown Glenwood’s Newest Shop
You won’t find another fly shop quite like Hookers anywhere else in the country. Glenwood’s newest retail addition, located just below the bridge on the west side of Grand Avenue, is a dream years in the making for its owners, the Davis family. And what a dream it is: The meticulously renovated shop brims with gorgeous old-fashioned charm, top-notch fishing gear, and unique mountain lifestyle goods that beckon visitors even if they’ve never wet a hook in their lives.
This month Roaring Fork Lifestyle invited the Davises (owner Steve and his wife Marilyn, their son Ryan, and daughter-in-law Tara) to share some of their favorite ideas for the holiday gift-giving season. The ultimate present would, of course, be one of the shop’s guided fishing trips—but the family also has ideas for memorable smaller gifts as well.
Great Finds… for Him
Gearheads, rejoice: At Hookers, Steve and Ryan have chosen the highest quality men’s clothing and fly fishing paraphernalia available anywhere. “We are proud to carry Orvis, synonymous with fly fishing since 1856,” Steve says. “We also carry Filson products, another old and trusted brand.”
As a local outfitter on both the Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers, Ryan certainly knows his products well. “Ryan is one of only three outfitters with a permit for Glenwood Canyon through the Forest Service,” Steve notes. “Hookers has its lifestyle side, and its technical side—that’s what sets us apart. Ryan shows his expertise through the fishing items he buys for the shop.”
Something Special… for Her
The shop stocks a stylish selection of women’s mountain lifestyle clothing and accessories selected by Marilyn. Items like best-of-the-best Costa sunglasses are offered alongside beautiful sweaters and jackets from such brands as Orvis, Patagonia, and Tonia Debellis. Chill Angel, a sleepwear company based in Steamboat Springs, is also a favorite line.
Hookers further distinguishes itself as a unique player in the valley’s retail community by offering hot yoga and other fitness classes starting in January 2019. Some of these will be led by Tara, who also curates the shop’s selection of yoga clothing by Alo. “This brand is very well-made, and it’s got a little urban pizzazz, which I think we need more of in the mountains,” Tara says.
Stocking Stuffers… for All
As the former owners of Summit Canyon Mountaineering in the 1990s and early 2000s, the Davis family understands the value of offering a wide variety of mountain goods that are both functional and just plain fun. “We know that not everyone who comes here likes to fish of course,” Steve says. “So we also cater to people who want a unique souvenir or a gift that can’t be found anywhere else in town.”
The shop’s colorful socks have been a hit since Hookers opened in October, right along with branded accessories and products from world-renowned artist and fisherman Derek DeYoung.