By Sharon Still
If camping, fishing, hiking and hunting are part of your family’s outdoor adventures, Flint Creek Outfitters in River Springs Plaza can help make sure you are prepared, with merchandise including clothing for men, women and children, fly-fishing gear, camping equipment, pet merchandise and more. This one-stop shop is fully equipped to outfit you and your family with top of the line merchandise that will make your experience safer and more enjoyable. Flint Creek Outfitters is a family business started by Gordon Comer, schooled by his father Cecil, who established a trailer, camper and snowmobile business in 1965 in Michigan. After much success, the Comer families sold the business, Apache Trailer Sales, and moved to Gibsonton in 1980. The new FishHawk store, Flint Creek Outfitters is run by Trent Comer.The original Flint Creek Outfitters is in Orlando, and Trent says that opening in the FishHawk area offers many opportunities. “This is one of the best markets in Florida,” he comments. “We have already received tremendous community support, and our plans include giving back to the community, keeping it local.”Flint Creek Outfitters offers something for everyone in the family, and Trent says he is especially excited for the opportunities to educate the children in the area. Saturdays will be demo days, and he says to expect all-day clinics on various topics in the summer. The large selection includes top brand names such as Patagonia, The North Face, Sperry Top Sider, Guy Harvey, Tilly, Orvis and others. Stop by before the end of the year and check out the great sales on name brand apparel. Additionally, the current promotion offers 10 percent off socks and shoes when you bring in your old ones. Whether you are ready to hit the trail, discover the Florida fishing flats or just get out and explore the outdoors, Flint Creek Outfitters can help make your dream a reality by gearing you up with all the necessary equipment and also equipping you with all of the knowledge and skills needed to enjoy your adventure. From one-on-one instruction to educational seminars to guided trips, Flint Creek Outfitters has it all. Flint Creek Outfitters is located at 13425 FishHawk Blvd. near Buffalo Wild Wings.Hours are Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 12 Noon-6 p.m. For more information, please visit www.flintcreekoutfitter.com or call 681-1888.