If angling is your passion, get the fishing gear that matches your zeal for the sport. Whether fishing is your hobby or your profession, there's no doubt you're here because you want fishing equipment that won't let you down when that big catch is on the line.

We've got all the fishing supplies you need. Our quality fishing rods and fishing reels (as well as rod and reel combos ) are solidly constructed and affordably priced. There are also lures and bait that fish find hard to resist. And if you've ever found yourself knee-deep in a cold river, you already know how important it is to have wading gear that's up to the challenge. For all your angling supplies and fishing accessories, shop FishUSA today!

Rods Rods


Reels Reels


Rod & Reel Combos Rod & Reel Combos

Rod & Reel Combos

Lures & Bait Lures & Bait

Lures & Bait

Line Line


Terminal Tackle Terminal Tackle

Terminal Tackle

Wading Wading


Gear & Tackle Storage Gear & Tackle Storage

Gear & Tackle Storage

The History of Fishing Gear at a Glance

Fishing, also known as angling, has been widely popular for centuries. While fishing gear has evolved, the core methods of catching fish haven't changed much.


Early Fishing Supplies

In prehistoric times, fishing was an essential task for getting food. Even in 3500 BCE, the most common fishing supplies were a rod, line and bait. Around that time, the spear and net also started to appear in Egypt. Back then, hooks were sharpened stones coated in some type of bait. As time progressed, so did the desire for more effective angling supplies, and hooks became some of the first tools forged through metal crafting.


New Locations, New Fishing Equipment

With the introduction of air travel, avid anglers ventured into new markets to fish for different species, requiring varied types of fishing equipment. The Great Lakes region in northeastern North America became a major hot spot for ice fishing during the frigid winter — and a popular area for freshwater fish in the warmer months. Fish like Salmon, Trout, Perch, Walleye and the ever-popular Largemouth Bass have attracted millions of fishermen looking to use their fishing gear to catch trophy fish. We work with anglers everywhere, but FishUSA is proud to call the Great Lakes our home waters!


Modern Fishing Gear

Today, fishing remains one of the most popular sports in the world, and the demand for fishing gear is as high as ever. Whether you're bait fishing, fly fishing, baitcasting, spincasting or trolling, — where to find fish and how to tempt them into biting. Instead of basic fishing supplies like wooden rods and stone hooks, today's fishermen have technology on their side, amping up their game and using advanced fishing equipment to seek increasingly more challenging fish. Still, the basics remain the same, and no matter what fishing gear you need, FishUSA can help all anglers on the water!


Frequently Asked Questions About Fishing Equipment

If you're new to the sport, you might have a lot of questions about fishing gear and the angling supplies you need to hit the water. We've answered some common questions below, but be sure to check out our Expert Articles page for plenty more helpful hints.

If you're a seasoned vet or professional angler, you already know the basics about fishing supplies. Still, if you have any questions about our products, contact FishUSA and we'll do our best to help.


What Fishing Gear Do I Need to Buy?

The following fishing gear is essential for any angler:

  • Rod
  • Reel
  • Lure or Bait
  • Line


Fishing rods are vital angling supplies for anyone attempting to fish. Different rods are designed for various types of fishing, including spinning, casting, trolling, ice fishing and more.

After rods, reels are crucial for any kind of fishing. Similarly, you can choose spinning, casting and trolling reels, along with others, depending on how you intend to use them.

Fishing baits and lures are what help attract fish to your line and make them bite. Choosing the correct lure or bait is essential, and FishUSA has plenty of options available to choose from.

It’s crucial that your list of fishing gear must include Fishing line. Each rod, reel and all lures and bait work differently with different types of line. Each type has its certain advantages and we’re here to help you find which is best for you!pack It’s crucial that your list of fishing gear must include Fishing line. Each rod, reel and all lures and bait work differently with different types of line. Each type has its certain advantages and we’re here to help you find which is best for you!

What Are Some of the Top Brands for Fishing Equipment?

There are many high-quality fishing equipment brands on the market. Some of our favorites include:


This list is not exhaustive, and FishUSA carries a wealth of top fishing gear brands in our selection. We want to provide anglers with the best fishing supplies possible (at great prices), so if we carry it in our store, you can rest assured it's excellent quality.


What Is the Best Fishing Gear?

The aforementioned lines, lures, bait, rods and reels are necessary equipment. Beyond that, you should include terminal tackle like hooks, weights and sinkers among your fishing gear. Additionally, tackle storage options can help you keep your angling supplies organized, and wading fishing gear is helpful if you plan to step out into the water. There are other fishing accessories that can be useful as well, like storage containers for live bait.


Buy All Your Fishing Supplies Now at FishUSA

Wondering where to buy fishing gear online? You've come to the right place. FishUSA has all the fishing supplies any angler needs, and we're committed to helping you get out on the water. Shop our full selection of fishing equipment today and get ready to make the big catch!