During my tackle making endeavors, I have of necessity frequented many tackle stores. Over time, I have gravitated towards a select handful of online stores which have been of particular value to me. These tackle stores are, to my opinion, the best you can go to for your tackle and lure making needs!

Barlow’s Tackle

Barlow’s Tackle is a premier shop for anyone who wants to make their own baits. In fact, I have been a customer of Barlow’s ever since I started making my own jigs. Their products and customer experience are both phenomenal, you won’t find a friendlier company to deal with.

I have had such great experiences with Barlow’s that I reached out to them and became a member in their affiliate program. This means that when customers use my code “JIGISUP” in the coupon field during checkout, I receive a small commission from Barlow’s. This helps me to continue creating great tackle making content for my readers at no cost to them!

Tackle Warehouse

Tackle Warehouse is another great online store, particularly for anglers looking for rods, reels, and big brand lures for bass fishing. Their online store is super friendly and easy-to-use. Not only that, but Tackle Warehouse has a nifty price match guarantee, so you are sure to get the best deal on any tackle you see there. Due to these conveniences, Tackle Warehouse is the first place I go when searching for new fishing tackle.

Lure Parts Online

Like Barlow’s Tackle, LPO specializes in all things lurecraft. They carry a wide array of products for crankbait makers, jig builders, soft plastic makers, and fly tiers. If I can’t find a tackle making product at Barlow’s Tackle, Lure Parts Online is the next place I go. Check them out, you won’t be disappointed.

Do-It Molds

In my opinion, Do-It Molds is the single most influential brand on the lure making scene. From jig molds to soft plastic molds to crankbait blanks, they make it all. Both Barlow’s Tackle and LPO are well stocked with their products, so you can typically find what you want from those stores. However, if you are looking for a particular product that is not found in either place, you can check out the Do-It Molds website for a more comprehensive product listing.

Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops is hugely popular – anyone who has ever fished has very likely darkened a BPS door at one time or another. BPS locations are scattered across the United States, providing anglers with easy access to the fishing tackle they need. Bass Pro Shops carries a few Do-It Molds products – I’ve purchased powder paint from there, in fact. However, BPS is most appealing to those looking for rods, reels, and fishing line for all manner of fishing.

Mud Hole Custom Tackle

In contrast, Mud Hole Custom Tackle specializes particularly in rod building. They offer rod building materials and host classes that teach anglers of all levels how to make their custom rods. In addition, Mud Hole carries a few lure making kits for the tackle maker. I’ve personally used their inline spinner kits, which are a very friendly introduction to anyone who wants to start making DIY fishing lures.


Amazon – the store where you can buy anything. This fact holds true for fishing tackle and lure making! You can find hooks, lures, fishing pliers, waders, and a host of other fishing products on Amazon. Best part of all – you can get many of these products with free two-day shipping if you are a Prime member!