We Offer a Wide Variety of Tackle and Offshore Apparel

Minnows and Monsters carries thousands of freshwater, fly fishing, inshore and offshore fishing tackle items. Since 1998 anglers have found that missing piece in their tackle boxes here. Minnows and Monsters is an ideal place for any angler, from the weekend warrior to the tournament fisherman.

Our qualified staff have years of fishing experience throughout the world. Compared to other tackle stores in the area, we guarantee you an experience like no other.

Why Are We The Best?

We have the best of the best equipment.
Our staff have over 100 years of combined fishing experience throughout the world.
Centrally located in the Tampa Bay area.
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Minnows and Monsters offers a wide variety of fishing equipment and apparel.

Please feel free in contacting us for your special requests:
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Custom Rods

Minnows and Monsters specializes in making custom rods to your exact specs. We carry only the finest quality components to insure a superior end product. Choose the blank (G. Loomis,St.Croix,Seeker,All Star) guides, grip, butt and thread colors. Keith is quite an accomplished rod designer and can do some amazing designs with thread. These rods are one of a kind, will last a lifetime and make great gifts.

Fishing Tackle

Need a high-end tackle shop that carries only the very best of fishing tackle at the lowest prices in the Tampa Bay area? Minnows and Monsters is a Top Shelf Shimano Dealer and a Daiwa Tournament Center. We inventory a large selection of Penn Reels and Rods, as well as,Star Rods. We also carry the following brands: DOA, 12 Fathom, Yozuri, Bubba Jigs, Doc’s Jigs, Love’s Lures, Mann’s,Calusa, Cracker, Bait Master,Ande, Power Pro,Trilene, Triple Fish,Silver Thread, Seaguar and Triple Fish Fluorocarbons and others.

Rod and Reel Repair

Got a broken tip or guide, don’t toss it get it repaired. We have a large inventory of rod guides and tips and can match ’em up. We also repair all major brands of reels and we have an extensive inventory of parts available. We repair and overhaul Accurate, Daiwa, Penn, Shimano and others.

Used Reels

Looking for a bargain? Come check out our large selection of used equipment. All rods and red snapper reels have been overhauled and will give you satisfaction at an economical price.


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We carry clothing from Columbia and T’s from Slam Gear (Trash Can Slam, Slam Brew, etc.) and Reel Gear. All T-Shirts are the best quality and 100% Cotton.