Walker General Store

Jan 1
Posted by Your Guide Filed in In Entertainment, In the Stores

walkerGeneralStoreAfter looking online, I found that no one has my shoes on sale. I’ve looked in the department stores… no one has my shoes on sale! I take a stroll down the main street in my hometown and hop into one of my favorite stores downtown Walker, just to take a look around after they have expanded and remodeled. It is looking good in the Walker General Store! There are so many great things to see and buy. I sniff some of their goat’s milk soaps, check out a few of the fun retro candies, head around the corner to see what’s new. And what do you know? There are MY SHOES! And…? They are ON SALE! I am about having a heart attack- I could not find these Minnetonka Moccasins anywhere online for this great of a deal! They were 20% off and no shipping (of course)! I say to myself, “I will shop local more often.”

This is a lesson I have learned over and over again shopping in Walker. Granted, some things may not be cheaper — but there are so many unique things this town and especially the General Store has to offer that you just can’t find online. Besides the great selection of both men’s and women’s Minnetonka Moccasins and accessories there are many fun things to shop for at this store. If you are looking for a souvenir that is out of the ordinary or a last minute necessity you forgot at home, check this place out! And there is usually a sale going on. So if you’re like me and enjoy finding a good deal — you can’t go wrong with the Walker General Store.

Reeds Family Outdoor Outfitters – For the Whole Family!

Jan 2
Posted by Your Guide Filed in In the Stores

People who are familiar with Leech Lake know that Reeds Sporting Goods, is synonymous with fishing on Leech Lake and hunting, whatever your needs may be! At Reeds, they have a huge selection of everything related to outdoor sports that take place in the woods or on the water. The best part is that if you are visiting with the family, there is something for the kids, the wife and of course, the husband. When people visit the store for their first time, you can tell they are completely awe-struck by the abundance of items and the selection. During my visits to Reeds Sporting Goods, I have seen many well seasoned sportsmen with a childish look of wonderment on their face state “This is my first time here. This place is amazing!” The contents and staff in this store really do put the big guys to shame. You’ll never find the type of customer service or expertise from Cabela’s or Gander that you find in Reeds Sporting Goods.

When you first walk in the store you are in the clothing/apparel section which contains probably the largest selection of women’s, men’s and children’s clothing in Walker, Minnesota. As you step deeper into the store, you start to find all sorts of fishing equipment, ranging from above average items at a great price to professional grade fishing rods, reels, lures and the funnest fishing equipment: electronics. If you fish deep sea or freshwater from a canoe, Reeds has a selection of electronics for you whether you are in search of a navigation system or a simple fish finder. During the winter, they have pretty much any type of ice flasher, depth finder or underwater camera you could ever imagine. They carry products from all of the top companies: Vexilar, Lowrance, Marcum, Showdown, Aqua-Vu and more. If you want to know about one of the items in the fishing department, you can just ask one of the staff. Although, he will have already greeted you before you need to go in search of him. If you aren’t interested in electronics and stick to the old way of fishing, you will be interested in their massive selection of Jigs, Spoons, Spinners, Flyers, Whistlers and whatever type of lure you are in search of.

If you actually make it past the fishing section before the store closes, you will find the gun/hunting department that has the largest selection of firearms you will ever see in your life! From the selection, you’ll find antique handguns, the greatest and newest handguns, rifles and shotguns. Reeds works directly with manufacturers, so they are able to be the first to get some of the newest firearms before anyone else. The employees in the gun department have an abundance of knowledge that would overwhelm the most knowledgeable firearm enthusiasts but they are able to assist those who have no knowledge of guns by informing them, not belittling them. They also have many accessories such as ground blinds, decoys, ladder stands, trap throwers, clay pigeons and other accessories for all types of hunting and an array of ammunition. They even carry odd ammunition such as .280 British!

Reeds has an always changing selection of items, while keeping staple items in stock. My favorite part of Reeds is that they price match! If you find that another store has a lower price, Reeds will match it! Most times, I find they are already the lowest. So next time you’re in Reeds tell them you heard good things about them on LeechLakeTourist.com and that’s why you came. They’ll be glad to hear! They also have a website. Check it out: www.ReedsSports.com.