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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

Our online is currently store down for maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience!  updated 2/1/2015

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 . . .


  • Fly tying will continue on Sunday, February 15th with Bill Ninke as our featured tyer. He will be tying a mayfly emerger, dun, and spinner in the “Hackle Stacker” style. Class is free and begins at 9:30 am.

  • 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.

  • Sparse Grey Matter Fly Tying Fest at the Califon Firehouse sponsored by Shannon's and Dette's Flies Sunday February 22nd from 10am until 4pm. All tyers welcome!

  • 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.... 

  • 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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