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Store Manager: Andrew Hamilton If racing down the beach on an ATV in pursuit of roosterfish sounds exciting, you’ll be eager to chat with Orvis Princeton Store Manager Andrew Hamilton. For it was Andrew who did just that in Baja, Mexico, and as he puts it, “I cannot wait to go back.” The youngest of four boys, uncle to four nieces, and owner of a Bernese Mountain Dog and a yellow Lab, Andrew’s always had a love of adventure and fishing. As a youngster, he spent summers sailing off the New Jersey coast and around Chesapeake Bay on his family’s boat. A passion for fishing inevitably followed, with a special spot in his heart for stripers; Andrew has chased the popular game fish (as well as albies and tuna) up and down the northeast coast, from Virginia to Maine, for as long as he can remember. But Andrew doesn’t limit his fishing to just one locale, he also loves swinging flies for steelhead in the Great Lakes and casting dries to the wary trout of the Upper Delaware. And while a love of adventure runs deep in his veins, sharing his knowledge and passion for fly fishing with customers is what Andrew loves most, and he especially enjoys living vicariously through their stories. So, if you’ve got a tale that’ll one-up his Baja adventure, there’s no doubt he’d love to hear you tell it.
Fishing Manager: Bruce Turner
Bruce Turner caught his first bluegill at age 4; he processed his first pheasant at age 10. Needless to say, fishing and hunting have been in Bruce’s DNA since the beginning. And it clearly runs in the family: His kids and grandkids have all followed in his footsteps, developing a deep passion for all things outdoors. A New Jersey native, Bruce has always been involved in fishing or hunting in some way throughout his life, and even co-owned a fly shop for 13 years. But in the more than 50 years he’s been fishing, teaching the sport he loves to others is what gives him the most satisfaction. He tells us, “Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to work with a customer who is just getting started in fly fishing. I love sharing my knowledge and pointing them in the right direction.” And pointing them in the right direction is what Bruce does best at Orvis Princeton. So, whether you’ve been fishing for as long as Bruce has, or if you’ve never even picked up a fly rod, Bruce looks forward to having the chance to help you out, give you the guidance you need, and put you on the path to your next angling adventure.