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Shannon's Fly & Tackle

74 Main St

Califon, NJ  07830

(908) 832-5736


Store Hours

Monday - 

Tuesday -  8-6
Wednesday -  8-6
We are a true full service Catskill style fly shop. Our founder, Les Shannon established Shannon's Fly & Tackle in 1973. Les Shannon's mission as an angler and nationally acclaimed fly tier, was to serve his customers with the best knowledge, flies, tying materials, and products possible. A life long practitioner of catch and release fly fishing, entomology, and conservation, Les Shannon forged an ethic and approach that we faithfully carry into the future of fly fishing. Come on in anytime, the coffee pot is always on...Ask for Eric, George, Jim, Lenny, or Don! Thursday -  8-6
Friday -  8-6
Saturday -  8-4

Sunday - 



How to find us...

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Directions: From Routes. 287/ 78: Whitehouse/ Oldwick exit, go north on CR 517 (approx. 6 miles) to intersection of CR 512. Make left at light and follow into Califon, approximately 3 miles. We are at the foot of the hill on the right, across from the post office. For easier parking, look for Main St. on the right as you come down the hill into Califon. When you see Rambo's Country Store, look for a place to park.

From Long Valley: Follow CR 513 south from Long Valley, make left at Exxon onto CR 512. We are just over the bridge on the left across from the post office. The construction on CR 513 is finished! From state highway 31 Clinton/Flemington/ Pennsylvania (take Rt. 78 east to Clinton and Rt. 31 North: Turn onto CR 513 North. Follow signs for High Bridge and Califon. Drive through High Bridge past Voorhees State Park for approximately three miles on CR 513 North. Make right on CR 512 across from Exxon, down the hill, over the bridge, we are across from the US Post Office on the left.




About Shannon's . . .

We are a full service Fly Shop and welcome anglers new to fly fishing! We provide free instruction with gear purchase.  We gladly take phone orders and will ship the same day. In addition if you are a rod builder, we are now both an REC Components and a Merrick Tackle Dealer! Click their link below to view their entire online catalogue.

 Looking for a fly rod? Check out Scott, Thomas and Thomas, GLoomis, Hardy/ Grey's, St. Croix or Temple Fork!  Come try one out and cast it on-stream! 

2012 COMPLETE PACKAGES: All you need to go fly-fishing! Includes multi-session on stream instruction!

Package One: Just getting started? This is your most economic introduction to fly fishing and includes all equipment and introductory instruction. This includes a ST. Croix Rio Santo Package consisting of 4/5 weight 4-piece rod, reel, line, leader & carrying case, Dan Bailey's Bare Bones breathable stocking foot waders, Chota Abrams or Grey's G-Series Boots, Pac Fly vest, Landing Net and Release, Shannon’s Hat, 1-leader &1- tippet, dozen flies & fly box, and accessories (Clamps, nippers, zinger). $535.00 Regularly $625.00 and includes free on stream casting & fishing instruction!

Package Two: Getting back into fly fishing or fishing with a friend? Brush up on your skills with on stream instruction. St. Croix Imperial rod and tube, Redington Rise Reel, Rio Avid Fly Line and Backing, Dan Bailey's Bare Bones breathable Stocking foot waders and Chota Abrams or Grey's G-Series Boots, Pac Fly vest, Landing Net and Release, 1 dozen flies & fly box, 2- leaders 2- tippet spools and accessories. Shannon 's Famous Custom T-shirt! Free on stream casting & fishing instruction! $725.00 *Great Value* Regularly $846.00 

Package Three: Are you ready to upgrade your equipment and proficiency? We have the answer. Grey's Streamflex or St. Croix Avid flyrod & tube, Redington Rise Disc or Grey's Streamlite reel, Rio LT II Fly line and backing, Dan Bailey's Lightweight breathable Stocking foot Waders and Chota STL Plus Boots or Korkers Metalhead Boots, Pac Fly vest, 3 dozen flies & fly box, 3- leaders, 2 spools of tippet and accessories ( Dr. Slick Clamps, nippers, zinger). Landing Net and Release, Shannon 's Famous Custom T-shirt and hat! Free on stream instruction! $950.00 Regularly $1110.00 *Best Value* and includes free on stream casting & fishing instruction!

Please visit the links below to view our products or our all inclusive fly fishing equipment packages. Note that all rods and reels come with full warranties. Phone and mail orders are an important part of our business. We usually ship same day by USPS Priority Mail or UPS.

Tying/Materials: Renzetti, Regal and Peak vises Whiting Feathers, Hooks by Daichi, Mustad, Tiemco, Dai Rikki. Wapsi, Hareline, Spirit River and Ray Rumph, Ultra wire, Uni thread and much more!





TFO fly rods                                                             

St Croix Rods           

 Thomas & Thomas

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Shannon's Logo Twill Cap: $19.95

Scott, GLoomis, St. Croix Fly Rods Baseball Cap: $20.00

Shannon's Custom T-Shirt: $23.00

All sales are final, exchange for store credit only. 

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