Saint Peter’s Fly Shop

Jul 18, 2019 | Gold Leaf Hand Carved Hand Painted Signs | 0 comments

saint peter's fly shop signThrowback Thursday! St. Peter’s Fly Shop sign features classic, hand-crafted sign making. Included are hand-carved art elements, sandblasted surfaces, gold leaf, hand-painting and custom design.

For hundreds of years, the ethereal quality of fly fishing was admired by many but experienced by few. Recently, the sport has captured the interest of traditional lake and stream fishermen and women. In addition, determined novices have thrown in their lines. It’s a centuries-old pastime that has become a 21st century passion. Devotees write books, produce blogs and videos. These efforts offer fly techniques and encouragement. Sometimes, they open fine fly fishing shops. Such is the case with St. Peter’s Fly Shop. Visit their excellent website at,

How we made the Throwback Thursday St. Peter’s Fly Shop sign

In 2006, Paxton Signs designed and built St. Peter’s two-sided sign. The sign was for their location near Old Town, Fort Collins. The owners wanted to highlight the quality of their products and services. In addition, they wanted communicate the artistic merits of the sport. That called for a realistic, hand-carved, hand-painted, greenback cutthroat trout. As it turned out, St. Pete’s already had a well-designed logomark, one that lent style and interest to the sign. Paxton Signs paired these elements onto a high-density urethane background. We custom-shaped the background, then sandblasted it for dimension. We triple-coated it in elegant hues of teal. The sign features St. Peter’s name recessed in gold leaf. We placed that on a striking black oval. Matching ornate posts finished the design, complementing the sign’s color scheme.

We specialize in Communication Art!

Paxton Signs’ more than 39 year history includes hundreds of signs. Some are major monument signs, some small business signs. We’ve created ranch signs, lighted signs and signs made from recycled wood. We specialize in hand-painted and carved signs. We also offer vehicle and fleet graphics.  Paxton Signs provides a continuous variety of communication art to Fort Collins, northern Colorado and the surrounding mountain areas.

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