Vendor Spotlight: Northkill Tackle

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Hello and welcome to Northkill Tackle!  We are your #1 source for handmade wooden landing nets, custom fishing rods and vintage fishing tackle.

Excluding a fishing rod, a landing net just may be the most important piece of fishing gear you will own.  You don’t ever want to be in a position on the water where you need a landing net and don’t have one.  An even worse fate would be reeling a fish of a lifetime, only to lose it the moment your cheap, import net fails.

Whether you target trout and steelhead or bass, pike and muskie, we can make a landing net for you.  All of our nets are handmade to last using hardwoods harvested in Pennsylvania.  Wood strips are steam bent, placed on a form and glued together.  After the rough form is complete, it is fully sanded and then finished with multiple coats of epoxy.  Our landing net bags come from an American distributor and laced, by hand, to the frame.

For those of you who are interested in a basic rod that is made with a high degree of attention and care, Northkill Tackle offers two flagship rods – one a fly rod, the other a spin fishing rod.

Our flagship fly rods are 4-piece 5-weights that are 9’ in length.  This is a rod that can catch trout, panfish and bass all in the same day.  These rods are built on Proof carbon fiber blanks and feature Pac Bay guides and tip tops.  The reel seat and grip are from American Tackle.

Our mission is simple — to create heirloom-quality products that are reasonably priced.

Our shop is located at the base of the Blue Mountains in Berks County, PA and we have access to some of the the best locally sourced hardwoods.  Likewise with our fishing rods, we use the highest quality components available.  We are here to give you quality customer service long after a sale is made.  Throughout the lifetime of your new product Northkill Tackle will be here to support you.

See Chris at the Maryland Fly Fishing Show and order your custom landing net for Spring!

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