All Things Fishing!

Welcome to Original Angler where fishing is a way of life. And I don’t just mean casting and retrieving. I mean all things fishing related. From helping you plan your trip to catching you up on the best baits for any situation, OA is here for you day and night. Let’s start by giving you the credit you deserve…

2016 Retro Fishing Tournament

Original Angler is sponsoring a nation-wide 2016 Retro Fishing Tournament beginning now with final judging on January 16th 2017. There is NO entry fee; however there are LOTS of prizes to be won.

So what’s a “retro” tournament? Don’t worry it doesn’t involve using a bamboo pole and safety pin on a string. For the Original Angler 2016 Retro Tournament you can enter any and every fish you caught in 2016. All we ask is a photo showing you and your catch. That’s it! It’s completely honor based and your catch and story will be featured on our website. You can use the form at right to submit whenever you’re ready. Enter as often as you like. The more you enter, the better your chances of winning a great prize specific to each category, including: surfcasting, deep water, freshwater, river, ice and fly fishing. There are also all-inclusive categories including multiple for juniors and teens.

Here’s a sample of the types of prizes available from our whopping 200+:

  • Rods/Reels by Abu Garcia, Offshore Angler, Ugly Stik, Bass Pro, and more
  • Tackle Bundles from Eagle Claw, Mustad, Bass Pro, Offshore Angler and others
  • Tackle Boxes/Backpacks/Body Gear by Berkley, Bass Pro, Field & Stream, etc.
  • Handcrafted solid wood saltwater and freshwater lures by Original Angler…

Handcrafted Plugs

By the way, we make and sell hand-crafted solid wood saltwater and freshwater plugs but that has nothing to do with this contest. That's just how we got into the business. This tournament is about being rewarding you for your fishing skill – not pushing product. We welcome ALL rod and reel catches regardless of bait type or rig used. We would like you to describe your bait and rigging – but only if it’s not your ‘secret sauce’. No worries! We’re not asking for your special fishing spot; just the types of bait you used so your fellow anglers know what to try.

Original Angler

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