“Our customers sustain us, and we sustain their passion … “
Hook, Line and Sinker Fishing Tackle (HLS) was established in April of 1995. We have evolved on the premise that quality customer service and a non-intimidating atmosphere is as important as having a large selection of retail items. We are always striving for the highest standards in the industry and are proud of all the products we retail. As a fairly small store, lesson provider and guiding service, we are able to give you that personalized treatment.
Although we are known for having a clean, friendly and well-stocked shop, no one store can inventory all items at all times. If you are looking for something special and can’t find it, give us an opportunity to source it. Much of our business comes from those hard to find items that we are able to locate. We will work hard to earn your trust. Our ability and access to cutting edge innovations keep you on top of your game.
Whether it’s equipment or “expert” information we are here to help make your next fishing adventure memorable. Please browse our site to learn how we can further serve your needs or give us a call and our qualified personell will be there to serve you in any way possible.
We are the #1 provider of Traditional Fishing Tackle and Fly Fishing Tackle in Guelph and the surrounding area. Our store houses the BEST local selection of fishing related equipment for ALL target species when it comes to BOTH Fly or Traditional Gear.
Via The First Cast, our sister store also provides Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Corporate Fly Fishing Lessons / Instructions and Fly Fishing Guiding on the Grand River, Credit River, and Conestogo Rivers.
More about The First Cast Fly Shop (TFC), Hook Line and Sinker’s Fly Fishing Shop:
Welcome to The First Cast Fly Fishing Shop, Ontario’s favourite Fly Fishing outfitter, guide service and lesson provider.
We are located in Guelph, Ontario, Canada – Only one hour from either London, Toronto, or Niagara Falls, Ontario and only 20 minutes from the Grand River, Credit River and Conestogo River.
We are the leader in Fly Fishing instructions / lessons and guiding in the immediate and surrounding area.
Our Guiding Services targets Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout and Smallmouth Bass and we concentrate our Fly Fishing Education on the Grand River, the Credit River, and the Conestogo River.
Our Fly Fishing shop / store is located just minutes from the world famous Tailwater Fly Fishery – “The Grand River”. Since we are centrally located between Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Georgian Bay and Lake Huron, we also guide for Steelhead and migratory Chinook and Coho Salmon on the tributaries of these Great Lakes.
Aside from the Upper Grand River and Credit River, the other Ontario Rivers that we guide include: the Lower Grand River, the Bighead River, the Saugeen River, the Nottawasaga River, the Maitland River, the Lower Credit River, the Niagara River and a few other lesser known lakes and streams.
The greatest compliment anyone could give us is the referral of a friend, family, or business associate. We sincerely appreciate your referrals!
Can’t make the trip to our store in Guelph? Although we would love to see you in the store to chat and hear your fishing stories, “Mail Order” is another viable and cost effective option that we offer our customers. Contact us here.
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We are the leading provider of Fly Fishing Lessons, Corporate Team Building, and Guiding on the Upper Grand River, the Upper Credit River, and the Conestogo River.
No Guelph, Fergus, Kitchener or Cambridge Fishing Tackle Retailer will boast as complete and diverse a store inventory, including a vast selection of Centerpin / Float Fishing Reels, Rods, Clothing and Accessories.
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