Shore Tackle and Custom Rods is dedicated to providing anglers with the equipment they want, the knowledge they need, and the fishing experiences they desire that make them want to return to the water time and again.

Customers of Shore Tackle and Custom Rods can expect an enjoyable, relaxed and informative atmosphere at the shop. The combined technical and practical experience of Bill and Joe are handcrafted into every rod. Customers are the number one priority at Shore Tackle.

We specialize in custom built rods and tackle for all angling applications. The shop features custom rods built by lifetime anglers Bill O’Brien and Joe Cap. With 25 years of combined rod building experience and a lifetime of fishing experiences they can guide a customer through the custom rod process. 

We carry top shelf Shimano and Penn Products as well as Fin-Nor, Avet, Abu Garcia and Okuma Reels. In addition we carry quality tackle and lures that are most frequently sought after by anglers.

Bill O'Brien, Shop owner, works on building a custom fishing rod.

Bill O’Brien

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Although Bill has fished throughout the eastern United States, he has made his residence on the Eastern Shore of Maryland for the last 30 years.

Joe seen holding a Rock Fish Bass on open water

Joe Cap

Joe is an avid Light Tackle and Fly Angler who has written articles for several fishing publications, is on the St Croix Pro Staff Team and is a FFF Certified Casting Instructor. Joe is also a very creative fly tier probably best know for his grass shrimp pattern.