A Fly Fishing Shop In The Heart Of The City

Trash was blowing down the street, a rust-covered car parked outside. I opened a heavy glass door from the urban jungle and am suddenly looking at $300 jackets with a carbon fly fishing rod in my hand.

Mend Provisions store front in Minneapolis

Mend Provisions is a boutique fly fishing shop that opened up last June in the urban heart of Minneapolis. The store is unique in that it is one of the only fly-specific stores in the Twin Cities.

“We’re just two guys who love fly fishing and nice things,” says store owner Mike Fischer about himself and co-owner Joshua Klauck. Look around the store and you’ll see these guys live and breath fishing and the outdoors.

Here are some photos from my visit to the shop earlier this month.

—Amy Oberbroeckling

Store owners Mike Fischer (left) and Joshua Klauck

The store also carries high-end, casual menswear from brands like Patagonia

A couple times a month Mend Provisions holds fly-tying classes for beginners

Boxes of flies line the tables

Colorful custom musky flies

High-end fly reels and knives are for sale

Not everything is expensive though…

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Amy Oberbroeckling, an Iowa native, joined GearJunkie out of college and brought a passion for endurance sports as well as a flawless record in arm wrestling matches against famous rock climbers. Find her biking, trail running, cross-country skiing, camping, or tipping back a cold IPA.

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