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“Great store. Great owners.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of AMI Outfitters Coastal Gear & Apparel

AMI Outfitters Coastal Gear & Apparel
505 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-254-4996
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Ranked #9 of 13 things to do in Anna Maria
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Owner description: AMI Outfitters is the only fly-fishing shop on Anna Maria Island, at the north end near the City pier. In addition to fishing, they focus on human-powered watersports (kayaks and stand-up paddleboards) and sustainable outdoor clothing made from specialty fabrics like bamboo and organic cotton. It's primarily 'technical/performance' menswear for sun and insect protection, odor resistance, rapid drying and staying cool, including shirts that actually get cold when wet. There is a small women's department as well as sunhats, sun-shirts and kites for children. The shop is dog-friendly, and carries collars, leashes, toys, and organic treats for canine companions. Also available are some fun products like men's and women's toe socks and barefoot shoes, along with unique items like portable solar panels to charge electronics on-the-go. AMI Outfitters is a hub for fly and spin fishing charters with professional guides.
Cleveland, Ohio
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“Great store. Great owners.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

My husband and I stopped by during our February trip to Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island. AMI is a terrific store. Well-stocked with quality goods and the owners were fabulous, friendly and very knowledgeable of the lines they carry but also of the area. They also happened to have the perfect item for me (a lightweight nylon water bottle carrier complete with a few extra pockets to keep various items). It's absolutely perfect for walks, hikes, etc. and was used daily when we walked the beautiful beaches during our vacation. Also love the sun hat I bought. A nice shop to visit for serious fishermen all the way to couples just casually browsing.

Visited February 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Great store & equipment for outdoor activities.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Was walking by & saw some kayaks. Owner was very knowledgeable and helpful in learning which type would suit us. The store is full of great high quality gear & outdoor clothing. Will definitely make this a routine stop for items & tips.

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Anna Maria, Florida, United States
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“RUN to AMI Outfitters, you'll need the extra time instead of walking to check out all the way cool stuff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Wow, there is still a true specialty outdoor-brand "boutique" with world-class customer service and appealing style so you can avoid the impersonal Big (ugh) Boxes of our current world who will remain nameless, but you know who they are. AMI Outfitters' professionalism, expertise and just plain Old Florida graciousness make this a MUST GO TO.

I discovered this great place JUST in time to point my winter-in-Florida visitors their way for kayak, paddle board, fly fishing advice, products and excursions...and it seems almost anything you can think up in outdoor fun. I wouldn't know where to start with those requests, as most of my friends know. But Steve and Yetta do!

And bring it on for Anna Maria Islanders like me looking for unique/superb holiday gifts for discerning family members this year. EXTREMELY eco-friendly high-end lines like Patagonia and Ex-Officio clothing, Olukai shoes, bamboo items of all sorts, types and colors...really, something for everyone. Even for your best pooch! My dog is VERY happy to visit any time, and always welcomed.

The shop owners certainly seem to "be there" for locals and tourists alike. I happen to think I live in Paradise, and this makes it even better.

And they are part of a GREEN village that is both very worth supporting but FULL of great shops to explore.

Visited November 2012
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Steve505pine, Owner at AMI Outfitters Coastal Gear & Apparel, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Thank you so much for the great review. We're dedicated to providing top quality gear and apparel for fly fishing, spin fishing, kayaking, Nordic Walking and other Island sports. And most of all, superior service to our customers!
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