JACKSON, Wyo. — Local fly fishing company, Westbank Anglers has a new group of owners after 20 years under Baker Salsbury, according to a press release issued today, Dec. 5.

Salsbury has owned and operated the business, originally opened in 1985, since 2002. The sale closed on Dec. 2. Local resident Mike Dawes will be the managing partner on behalf of the ownership group.

“I’m excited and honored to be part of the ownership group and serve as its managing partner to keep the business rooted in the community for years to come. We look forward to preserving the legacy of the brand in its current location while expanding offerings in the retail, outfitting, and international facets of the business as we grow,” said Dawes.

According to the press release, Salsbury will work closely with the new owners during the transition. The shop will get an update, along with new products. “Westbank Anglers will continue to be a neighborhood fly shop, owned and operated by Jackson Hole residents and local river-minded conservationists,” states the release.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to be passing the torch locally to people I’ve come to know and respect over many years,” said Salsbury. “We had a number of opportunities as we explored a sale but what it came down to was a shared vision, spirit and passion for the business that aligned us with the new ownership group. I’m eternally grateful for the support the community has shown me over the years and excited for the opportunities that Mike and his team bring to Westbank Anglers and our valued clientele.”

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.