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Surplus Fishing Tackle is a family run business located on the west coast of Florida in the historic fishing village of Homosassa.
Our family first got involved in the fishing tackle industry back in the late 40's. My Grandparents owned and operated a store with a small sporting goods department for several decades. In the early 60's Dad formed a fishing tackle manufacturing company called WebLar. The company manufactured a variety of terminal tackle and baits. Dad moved on in the late 60's to bigger and better things and started working as a district sales representative for one of the worlds largest wholesale sporting goods distributors. Even though I preferred to be fishing I always enjoyed tagging along with him on his route whenever possible.
In 1976 the family moved to Homosassa Florida. Dad worked as a charter boat captain and later owned and operated a shrimp boat. I worked as a shrimp boat captain until 1990 and my two brothers also worked in the shrimping industry.
In the early 90's we started a company called Homosassa Marine Surplus. We traveled the state of Florida selling an extensive inventory of boat parts, accessories and hardware at large marine flea markets and boat shows.
In the early 2000's we once again got back into the fishing tackle business. We started out selling a few rods and reels at the occasional flea market. It seemed like every time we would sell a rod we would buy three more and soon our inventory grew until it was obvious in December of 2010 that it was time to expand. In January of 2011 SurplusFishingTackle.com was opened for business and here we are today.
While it's just not possible to always have the lowest prices on the web we certainly do try. We don't sell anything at the retail price and we actually prefer to sell our products at less than the wholesale price when possible.
We take great pride in the products we sell and in our customer service. Our quality control standards are set at an extremely high level and only the very best of our total inventory is listed on this website. Having happy customers is our #1 Priority!
We sincerely hope that our many years experience in the manufacturing and sales of fishing tackle and our years on the water in the recreational and commercial fishing fields, can help us to better serve you as your home on the web for affordable fishing tackle.