With easy access to the Gulf of Mexico and a variety of freshwater lakes and streams in Texas, it is only natural fishing is a big sport. If you are an avid fisherman, you have likely found Fishing Tackle Unlimited (FTU).
Fishing Tackle Unlimited (FTU) is a Houston-based fishing tackle/marine accessory retailer. It was founded in 1979 under its original name, Cut Rate Sporting Goods, by two Houston native brothers, Joe and Danny Meyer. The 30,000 square foot Memorial District store at 10303 Katy Freeway opened in 1984. It is a one-stop shop for any of your fishing needs from equipment to apparel to accessories.
Their mission is to provide all fishermen and fisherwomen with the best quality and selection of tackle and gear through courteous, competent, and professional service in an impeccably comfortable, clean, and secure atmosphere that will encourage customer satisfaction.
Fishing Tackle Unlimited is the largest independent dealer for Shimano, Simms, Costa Del Mar, Daiwa, Jackson, and many more brands. Their fly department is equipped with 5 experienced fly fishermen. In addition, if you are looking for Blue Water, Trolling Motors Sales, service and installation, rod building, kayaks sales and rigging, fishing apparel and gear for hot and cold weather, Fishing Tackle Unlimited is the place to come. They can outfit the largest of sport fishing boats.
The Meyer’s inspiration was their father, Johnnie Meyer, who was an an avid fisherman. Joe and Danny Meyer still fish often. You’re likely to catch them somewhere along the Gulf Coast testing the products their stores sell to ensure only the best for FTU’s customers.
Fishing Tackle Unlimited will hold their Annual Inshore Expo, Saturday, December 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. They will have casting demonstrations, fly tying demonstration, seminars and more. For more information about the event, follow FTU on Facebook or Instagram @fishingtackleunlimited or call 713-827-7762.