When we began stocking fishing gear in 2008, many were skeptical. Why would Pack & Paddle need to carry fishing gear when you can get so much stuff at the box stores?
What we bring to the table is local knowledge and some unique brands. Our staff hand picks every rod, every reel, every line and every lure for our fishing department. The focus is to stock items that we have used ourselves and that we know work in our Louisiana waters.
Our fly fishing department includes rods and reels from TFO along with lines from Royal Wulff and flies from Umpqua. We carry a variety of flies for both fresh and salt water use.
We stock rods from Duce, 13 Fishing, TFO and Lews. Our reels are by Shimano and 13 Fishing. We carry an extensive collection of lures that work well in our marshes for specs, reds and flounder as well as a smaller selection for fresh water. Our staff can help you select the perfect lures for the areas you intend to fish.
When we can, we focus on companies that are local. Duce is a local company located right here in Lafayette. Many of our lures are from companies with Louisiana and Texas roots. Companies like Egret, Fin Collecctors, Paul Brown and more.