Since then we have earned the nickname of "The Fisherman's Candy Store", so much so that we added a listing to the yellow pages under that name because people kept saying that the Candy Store was not listed!
As we grow in business, so does our store. Several years ago was a roof over, which is helping to provide a more comfortable experience while you shop. Our new owner, Jimmy Durham, is continually making improvements, while adding to your shopping pleasure, but not taking any more from your wallet than before. We are now selling all new, never used, rods and reels; an ever-growing selection of lures; more apparel/sunglasses/accessories; and a larger selection of marine products.
Also, Chuck is the owner of the store mascot, Junebug.
Store Manager - Charles "Chuck" Metheney
An avid largemouth bass angler fishing tournaments on the Kissimmee Chain and on Lake Okeechobee.
Part-Time Sales Clerk - John Cox
Avid largemouth bass angler
Bridgemaster Fishing Products was started some time during 1976 in Jensen Beach, Florida, in a garage by twin brothers, Ron & Don Hardy, building and repairing rods. As the business grew, an opportunity presented itself for Ron Hardy to move the business to Central Florida while expanding into supplying the store with a multitude of fishing tackle supplies. Since then, under the former owner's wife, Josie Hardy, the business grew by leaps and bounds in both the retail and wholesale markets, offering new, reconditioned and discontinued merchandise.
Part-time Sales Clerk - William "Billy" Campbell
Avid freshwater and saltwater angler, and rod builder
Tackle Buyer - Wesley "Wes" Wise.
An avid tournament largemouth bass angler and saltwater fishing enthusiast.
Part-time Sales Clerk -
Charles "Charlie" Wynperle
Avid largemouth bass angler and "Mouth of the South" for many tournaments in Central Florida and a rod builder.
Part-Time Sales Clerk, Plastics Packer & Resident Security - Richard Bolden
A freshwater angler
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Rod Components Buyer - Samuel "SammyJay" Acree
An avid angler in both freshwater and saltwater, and a rod builder
Part-Time Sales Clerk & Stocker - James "Garrett " Cribbs
Avid largemouth bass angler
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Part-Time Sales Clerk & Social Media Page - Jaylee "Cricket" Coates
Avid largemouth bass tournament angler
As most brick and mortar businesses, we have evolved into offering the latest and most innovative rods, reels, and lures the fishing industry has to offer. We have a huge assortment of fishing rods, reels, combos, freshwater and saltwater lures, terminal tackle, rod building components, marine supplies, shirts, hats, sunglasses, and jewelry for most every type of fishing. Definitely the largest tackle store in Central Florida, and possibly all of Florida!
Part-Time Sales Clerk - McKenna Lints
Avid largemouth bass angler fishing tournaments and saltwater enthusiast.
Secretary/Bookkeeper - Joyce Loupe
Avid largemouth bass angler & former tournaments contestant