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Welcome to Shannon's Fly & Tackle!

Questions about fly fishing? Call us at (908) 832-5736 or e-mail:

Open Monday thru Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday 8am to 4pm, Sunday 9am to 4pm. Phone or e-mail orders gladly taken and shipped the same day. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express accepted.  Gift Certificates available.  Free shipping on orders over $75.00

Please visit our newly upgraded  online store!

Guided Trips & Events

Gift Idea for individuals or family groups: Attend our Spring Fly Fishing School in April!

Pennsylvania's Spruce Creek! Group trips available for this spring! 


Bubba is back!

Co-sponsored by GBW Insurance of Flanders & Affinity Federal Credit Union!

Local Partners

For great accommodations, special events and private water fishing:

We service what we sell. Learn to fly fish with us. Free on-stream instruction. Check out our all inclusive packages on our "store" page!



News from around the fly shop . . .

  • Shannon's Fly and Tackle and The Raritan Inn are proud to present the first of our three part series of seminars: Shannon's Hot Stove Flyfishing: Early Season Hatches with Tim Flagler and Jim Holland at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday February 23, at the Inn. Cost is $65 and includes a return fishing session with the presenters. A light dinner will be served. Books will be available for signing. Don't miss it! RSVP by Monday, February 22nd to 

  • John Collins and Jim Holland will present the second and third installments in this series, a program on Sulphurs on March 3rd and will return to present in the same format Light Cahills and Isonychia on March 10th. 

  • Get ready for Sparse Grey Matter Fly Fest Sunday February 28, 2016

  • New to the sport or trying to fine tune your game? Book a trip with our Trout Unlimited endorsed guides! Great winter fishing is here.

  • The new Douglas Upstream fly rods are here. Really light, presentation action graphite rods, perfect for small streams and dry flies. Read Field & Stream's latest review

  • To donate for this year's trout stocking of the KLG and the South Branch, go to our online store and click on "Products". 

  • We have added some nice antique cane rods for sale including a Goodwin Granger Favorite and Heddon. Call or e-mail for more details.

  • Be sure to follow our Shannon's Vimeo page, where you can see all our videos!   



Shannon's is proud to partner with Tim & Joan Flagler of Tightline Productions, L.L.C. to bring you exciting fly fishing and tying video content. Shannon's features Tim's videos on our own video page.  Tightline Productions videos have been featured on both's Fly Fishing Blog and MidCurrent. 


Shannon's Dec 2015 Stocking from Shannon's Fly and Tackle on Vimeo.

Stocking done by Shannon's Fly and Tackle on the South Branch of the Raritan River near Califon on December 11, 2015.


2015 NJ Flyfisherman of the Year from Tightline Productions on Vimeo.

Watch more of Tim's tying videos on his own Vimeo page

Contact him at: 

Tightline Productions, L.L.C.



In the Shannon's Online Store

Hardy Reels:

The Wide Drum Perfect

The St. George

and more of Hardy/Grey's fabulous reels!

Thomas & Thomas Fly Rods!

Hatch Fly Reels!

GLoomis Pro 4X rods and Scott Radian & A4 rods in stock now!

Lots of Steelhead Fly Tying Materials and flies!

We now carry Regal, Renzetti and Peak Vises, Brodin Nets and Hareline fly tying materials!


Brands We Carry in our Online Store

Bauer    Brodin    Chota    Dai-Riki    Daiichi    Dr. Slick    Flymen Fishing Co.    G.Loomis    Galvan    Hardy/Grey's    Hareline    Hatch    Korkers    Loon    Mustad    Peak    Redington    Regal    Renzetti    Rio    Rumpf    Scott    Spirit River    St. Croix    Temple Fork Outfitters    Teton    Thomas & Thomas    Tiemco    Uni    UTC    Wapsi    Whiting


Shannon's would like to thank the following companies/organizations for sponsoring our events:

                Trout Unlimited: Conserving, protecting, and restoring North America's coldwater fisheries and watersheds  


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