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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

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Guided Trips & Events


  • 2014 Surf Trips announced!

  • Sparse Grey Matter Fly Fest Sunday, February 22, 2015 @ Volunteer Firehouse in Califon, NJ. The event is free although donations are accepted to offset the room rental. 9:30am-4pm  


Check our services page for local guiding services.


Bubba II is out there right now for anyone who cares to search for the elusive one.

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 . . .

John Collins will be our featured tyer this Sunday, January 18th at 9:30 am offering a program on his mayfly spinners.

  • Bubba is back! Bubba stocking completed 12/19/2014. Bubbettes stocked 12/31/2014. You're going to want to watch this!


Shannon's December Stocking from Shannon's Fly and Tackle on Vimeo.

  • KLG Stocked! 375 11-20" Rainbows and Browns

  • Shannon's was recently covered by Rick Epstein of the Hunterdon County Democrat in a piece on Califon.

  • Look out for Shannon's and New Jersey wild Trout to be featured in the winter issue of Trout Magazine in an article by Field and Stream Fishing Editor, Joe Cermele.

  • Jim and Brian contributed chapters to 50 Best Places to Flyfish in the Northeast by Bob Mallard

  • We have a limited number of Luis Baeza's signed first editions of The Pardon de Meana, which also includes an envelope containing some of these exceptional feathers. Cost of these highly collectible titles is $100.00. It is a featured product on our online store.

  • Shannon's is proud to announce that we are New Jersey's first Douglas Outdoors Legacy Dealer! DHF and DXF rods in stock now!

  • Bubba II is still out there! Catch and release this fish and bring us the tag and a photo to claim a Thomas and Thomas 9' 5wt LPS II fly rod. Something to play for folks.... 

  • Gorge stocked on 11/7/2014. Water levels getting back to normal! Bubba will be returning in early December... will be stocking again this Fall as water conditions allow. Shannon's 2014 Stocking effort to date has resulted in 3000 trout stocked on the upper South Branch using private funds and donations to help provide more angler opportunities in the wake of a disease outbreak at the Pequest hatchery that left much of the river unstocked by the State.  Please contact us or click on the "donate" button if you want to help. Check out Tim Flagler's videos by clicking the Shannon's vimeo link below for more info or visit our Fishing Reports page for more info on the subject.


  • Check out our updated Fly Tying Page: More content and videos from Tighline Productions!

  • We have added a number of products to our online store and we have some nice antique cane rods for sale including a mint Model 50 H.L.. Leonard, 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. 

Today's featured videos - Tim's brand new tying video, Charlie Craven's Mole Fly, plus Shannon's stocking campaign videos.



Sparrow from Tightline Productions on Vimeo.


Tapers & Tunny from Thomas & Thomas 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 A4 rods in stock now!

Lots of Steelhead Fly Tying Materials and flies!

New award winning Hardy Zenith rods are in 30% lighter and 60% stronger. 

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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