Bait & Tackle

Bait and tackle shops are located throughout West Virginia, though most particularly near its most heavily trafficked fishing areas. Many specialize in high-end fishing equipment. Many more make an effort to provide a ready and reliable source for bait and tackle and other outdoor sports equipment near hunting and fishing vacation areas.

Angler’s Xstream
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone: (304) 485-6911

Our knowledgeable staff is here to help anglers shop one of the largest selections of fishing gear, clothing, and accessories in West Virginia. A full line of Orvis fly-fishing products and Columbia fishing clothing and sportswear await enthusiasts only one block off US-50 along the Little Kanawha River. We also offer casting lessons and fly-fishing and fly-tying classes endoresed by Orvis.

Jerry’s Flies & Lures
Bridgeport, WV 26330
Phone: (304) 842-2786

Jerry’s Flies offers West Virginia anglers an extraordinary selection of fishing lures, top water baits, casting lures, spinner flies, spoons, and jigs near the West Fork River. If you’re looking for crappie spinner jigs, you’ve come to the right place. Jerry’s Flies has great spinner lures and a large selection of casting lures for fresh water fishing. Check out all our vast combination of lures in many colors and sizes.

Kelly’s White Fly Shoppe
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
(304) 876-8030

Our full-service fly shop on Main Street carries a full line of flies and brand-name rods, reels, and clothing guaranteed to make all of your fly fishing experiences more enjoyable. With more than 20 years experience fishing and guiding on the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, Brian Kelly hand selects gear and accessories from companies that focus on designing quality products for anglers.

Joe’s Flies
Nutter Fort, WV 26301
Phone: (304) 623-3921

Since 1961, Joe’s, near the West Fork River, has built its reputation on creating superior quality tackle and inline spinnerbaits for trout, though our legendary lures are ideal for almost any species of freshwater fish. Anglers all over are catching pike, salmon, walleye, steelhead, and smallmouth and largemouth bass with our inline spinners — a great multi-species option for most any angler.

Outback Archery
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: (304) 525-4130

Outback Archery offers tons of fishing supplies for the angler to choose from — nets, rods, reels, and live and artificial bait. Located on Route 152 south of Huntington, WV, near Lavalette, we’re conveniently located for anglers fishing East Lynn and Beech Fork lakes and the Ohio and Guyandotte rivers. We also specialize in firearms and archery equipment.

Sportsman’s Refuge
Morgantown, WV 26508
Phone: (304) 594-9126

The Sportsman’s Refuge provides anglers a basic assortment of competitively priced fishing tackle, artificial bait, and a year-round supply of fresh live bait, including shiners, leeches, maggots, mealworms, and nightcrawlers. We’re also here to help anglers scout the best fishing holes, including those at Cheat Lake and on the Chestnut Ridge. We also carry firearms and archery equipment.


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