Your Hometown Fly Shop

Cool nights and mornings are a welcome relief from the heat. Recent rains have provided a quick boost to the system, but the rivers are still below average and afternoon sun takes its toll on the fish that have hunkered down to await Fall.  It seemed at one point in August that even insects were scarce and the area just got plain dry.

Fortunately, Fall is coming - as the sun also rises and the earth turns.  Some small slatewinged brown quill may give way to Isonychia harperi, Iso Bicolor, and Dark Iron Blue Quill. Look for Trico hatches where you find riffles and bubbly runs. In the evening try a Little Evening Yellow /Sulphur Dun or Pale Evening Dun.

Short shop update: the staff is working hard to continue service as best we can in this period of transition.  We appreciate your patience and patronage.  Gears are turning in the upper echelons and we hope to continue to serve the Fly Fishing community for years to come. 

Check out our brands: Winston/ Bauer, T&T, Scott, Ross, Galvan, Redington, Douglas, Cortland and many more.

 

About Us

We are a true full service fly shop. Les Shannon established Shannon's Fly & Tackle in 1973. Today we carry on the legacy by offering our clients the highest quality in tackle and fly tying materials. We welcome new anglers young and old with services that includes a guided fly fishing service, an annual fly fishing school,expert tackle and fly selection advice. Our winter fly tying classes appeal to both the beginner and the expert. We were the nation's first Gold Level Endorsed Business by Trout Unlimited and we've been recognized by the State of New Jersey, local watershed associations and the EPA for  our strong commitment to conservation of cold water resources and the promotion of the sport of fly fishing.  Come on in anytime. Ask for Don, Gerry, or Roy!

Services
  • Public Water Guide Services

  • Raritan Inn Private Water Guide Services

  • Shannon's Fly Fishing School

  • Weekend Fly Tying Sessions & Tying Videos

  • Stream Condition Updates & Fishing Reports

  • Trade-In Program for new Fly Rods or Reels

  • Shannon's is a Gold Level TU Endorsed Business and a proud supporter of TU & Area Watershed Associations

Store Hours

Mon, Wed - Fri:  8 a.m. to  4 p.m.

Tues: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sat:  8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sun: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Rods & Reels

Abel/ Ross

Bauer

Douglas Outdoors

Echo
G.Loomis
Galvan
Hardy/ Fenwick
Hatch

R. L. Winston
Redington

Scott
St. Croix
Temple Fork Outfitters
Thomas & Thomas

Waders & Boots

Chota
Korkers
Redington

Accessories & Fly Tying

Brodin
Dai Riki
Daiichi
Dr. Slick
Flymen Fishing Company
Hareline
Loon
Mustad
Peak
Regal
Renzetti
Rio
Rumpf
Spirit River
Tiemco
Uni
UTC
Wapsi
Whiting

BRANDS WE CARRY

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 OrvisNews.com's Fly Fishing Blog and MidCurrent. 

Shannon's Partners, Friends, and Sponsors