Based in Taiwan, Okuma has been making waves in the fishing industry since 1986. A combination of advanced materials and innovative designs makes each Okuma fishing reel a reliable fish-catcher. At TackleDirect, we carry a big selection of Okuma freshwater and saltwater fishing reels that will help you get theContinue Reading

Lew Childre’s quest for a better bamboo fishing pole took him from the heart of bass fishing country, Alabama, all the way to Japan. There, he found the desired grade of bamboo, but also a circle of manufacturers and businessmen who were interested in fishing and the US market. ThatContinue Reading

Ugly Stik is a subsidiary company of Shakespeare, a fishing equipment retail company. Ugly Stik is best known for its fishing rods. Shakespeare, originally called William Shakespeare, Jr. Company, was founded by William Shakespeare, Jr. in 1897 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The William Shakespeare, Jr. Company changed its name to ShakespeareContinue Reading

When we talk about budget fishing reels, the names that come up usually include KastKing, which rightfully gained its place among the most popular manufacturers in the industry. The company has proven to be a noteworthy opponent. Not only because of its products’ top-notch quality, but also because it providesContinue Reading

13 Fishing is a Florida based company that produces cutting edge baits, gear, rods, and reels for anglers of all skill levels. A company founded on the most important principle of fishing, the angler, 13 Fishing continues to be an industry leader in producing premier fishing equipment. Nowhere is thatContinue Reading

In 1941, near the Morrum river in Svangsta, Sweden, watchmaker Carl August Borgstrom’s company, Abu Garcia, introduced it’s first fishing reel, the Record, followed by its flagship Ambassadeur round reel in 1952. In the mid-2000s, the introduction of the low-profile REVO baitcast and Vendetta and Veritas rod series cemented AbuContinue Reading

Incredible craftsmanship and precision are only the beginning of what Shimano saltwater fishing reels have to offer. Shimano is a leader in fishing tackle technology development, and recent innovations such as CI4 design for lightweight durability, Hagane gears for the power to fight big game, and X-Ship for easier handleContinue Reading

Daiwa’s has grown from small beginnings in Japan during the 1950’s as a reel maker, into a global fishing tackle brand, serving anglers of all disciplines around the world. A true manufacturer, they have production points in Japan, UK and throughout the Far East. Developing cutting edge technologies and creatingContinue Reading