Barlow’s Tackle is not just a tackle company; we are a family legacy deeply rooted in the love of fishing. Our story began over 50 years ago when Bill and Pat Barlow, our parents, decided to embark on a journey driven by Bill’s passion for fishing. Bill, an avid fisherman, faced a frustration common back then – finding the right tackle. Determined to solve this and armed with a background in chemistry and a do-it-yourself spirit, he delved into the world of tackle crafting. Through trial and error, he perfected the process, but he was frustrated at being unable to find all the materials he needed from a single source.


Sensing an opportunity, he started placing small ads in the classified sections of outdoor magazines, offering the fishing materials and products he had developed. Before long, Barlow’s Tackle was born. From humble beginnings, with our very first catalog, our journey in the world of fishing tackle began.


Over the years, we’ve evolved and experienced numerous transformations – three different warehouses, a brief venture into live bait sales, and countless experiments. But amid all the changes, one thing has remained constant – our unwavering dedication to providing fishing enthusiasts with the finest tackle components to craft their perfect gear.


At Barlow’s, we’re not your typical tackle shop. We only sell tackle components. Unlike other stores that sell branded, finished tackle or complete rods and reels, we focus solely on the essential building blocks of your gear. We bid farewell to our retail store a few years back, reinforcing our commitment to tackle builders.


Our singular dedication sets us apart – there’s nothing else that distracts us from helping anglers with their own tackle. We live and breathe tackle components, and we’re proud to be at the forefront of this niche.


Product Expertise

We understand the products anglers use better than just about anyone. Our expertise and experience are unparalleled in the industry.

Unbeaten Prices

We offer some of the best prices in the market, making high-quality tackle components accessible to everyone.

Endless Possibilities

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, if you want to build it, we can help. We have the expertise and the tools to help you take your idea from your imagination to the water.


Our singular mission is to help anglers build better tackle. We don’t sell branded lures or other gear, so we’re not distracted from helping you bring to life the tackle you’re envisioning. 


Our dedication to this mission allows us to provide you with the finest components, expert knowledge, and unmatched service in the industry. When you choose Barlow’s Tackle, you choose a partner that understands your passion for crafting the perfect gear, because it’s our passion too.


Join us on this journey as we continue to build upon the legacy of our founders, providing you with the finest tackle components and the knowledge to make your angling dreams a reality.

  • How To Contact Us

    Barlow’s accepts orders placed via our website, and by mail, email, or phone. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT). Customers can order toll-free by calling 800-707-0208. For questions about products, product specifications, availability, prior orders, or order shipping status, please call 972-231-5982.

  • Payments

    We accept all major credit cards as well as PayPal and ApplePay. For credit card payments, you must provide your card number, expiration date, and three-digit security code. PayPal and ApplePay can only be used for payment on orders placed online. We cannot accept PayPal or ApplePay as payment for orders mailed in or placed over the phone.

  • About Our Site

    Our website was designed to provide a superior experience for customers on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are experiencing problems with our site, please make sure your operating system and browser are updated to their most current software versions. If you continue to experience problems, please contact us at 972-231-5982.

  • Minimum Order

    Barlow's minimum order amount is $15.00 in merchandise, after any applicable product discount and prior to shipping and handling fees.

  • Standard Shipping

    Barlow’s ships by United States Postal Service (USPS) and UPS. We select shipping methods for orders based on order contents, delivery address, and shipping weight. Shipments to P.O. box addresses are sent via USPS. Heavy and oversized shipments may incur additional shipping fees.

    Standard shipping for orders to addresses in the 48 contiguous United States is $8.95. Standard shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico is $15.00. Orders to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico that include heavy items may require additional shipping charges.

    Additional shipping charges may be incurred for packages returned due to incomplete or incorrect customer-provided shipping information.

  • Expedited Shipping

    Due to limitations imposed by COVID, we do not currently offer expedited shipping. We hope to resume offering expedited shipping in the near future.

  • Return Policy

    Barlow's accepts unused merchandise for credit or exchange within 30 days of the original purchase date. Name-brand merchandise must be returned in the original, undamaged packaging. We do not accept returns on items with opened or damaged packaging. Merchandise cannot be returned after 30 days. If a product is defective, please notify us within 30 days of purchase for replacement, refund, or credit.

    Used merchandise may not be returned unless defective. Call 972-231-5982 for approval before returning used merchandise.

    Shipping fees are not refunded on returns/exchanges unless a product or shipping error was made on our part, in which case Barlow's will credit return postage and pay for any replacement/shipping charges. Please ship returns the least expensive way possible. Barlow's only refunds the shipping charge up to the amount it would cost to ship the merchandise to you. Barlow's will not refund shipping cost on high-cost shipping such as FedEx, UPS Air, or Express Mail. Barlow's reserves the right to either provide credit for or replacement of items missing from orders or damaged during shipment.

    Merchandise returned for exchange should include complete information on items requested for exchange, including stock number, product description, size/color, and quantity. Customers will be required to pay shipping charges for any exchanges.

    Merchandise damaged during shipping must be reported to us within 10 days or the merchandise may not be replaced.

  • Sales Tax

    Shipments to destinations in Texas will be charged an additional 8.25% sales tax on all orders, as required by state law.

  • International Orders

    Barlow's is proud to serve our international customers. Our minimum order for international orders is $100.00 in merchandise, prior to any applicable shipping fees. International orders for less than $100.00 will not be processed.

    International shipping fees are calculated based on order size/weight. If ordering on our website, shipping on international orders will appear as $0.00 when you place your order. International shipping charges will be calculated and added to your order when it is ready to ship.

    International orders are shipped via USPS First Class or Priority International Mail. International orders are shipped via USPS Flat Rate boxes whenever possible, as this is typically the least expensive priority shipping method. USPS shipment confirmation, including tracking information, will be sent to the email address used to place the order.

    An international order processing fee of $10.00 will be added to final shipping fees for all international orders. This fee covers the additional time required to process and ship international orders.

    Additional information on international shipping:

    • Payment: Payment amounts shown are in U.S. dollars. Amounts do not include any duties, taxes, or insurance.
    • Duties, Taxes, and Additional Fees: All duties, taxes, and import fees are the responsibility of the customer and may be collected at the time of package arrival. Please contact your local customs office for more information on your country's fees, as we do not have this information. On rare occasions, some countries may charge extra shipping charges upon arrival. These fees are not known by Barlow's Tackle and are not covered by our shipping charges.
    • Nonshippable Items: International postal regulations restrict us from shipping any liquids, flammable, or pressurized materials. This includes items such as paints or liquid plastics.
    • Customs Declarations: U.S. Customs Forms will be applied to the exterior of each package in your order. As a policy, we will not identify any international shipments as “SAMPLES” or “GIFT.” We are also unable to indicate shipment values lower than the actual order value. Barlow's lists the value on customs forms as the value of the order merchandise less any shipping costs.
    • Customs Regulations: Barlow's does not track customs regulations for individual countries. We encourage you to contact your local customs office if you think there may be customs restrictions on any of the items you wish to order. In particular, we recommend checking for any regulations around natural materials such as bucktails, kiptails, feathers, and skins, and synthetic materials such as plastic lures and silicone skirt materials. Barlow's will not be held responsible for any replacement, reshipment, or refund for any materials seized by local customs officials. Information on materials contained in or used in the manufacture of any item on our website is limited to what is on the package labels, in our catalog, or on our website. We are unable to provide any additional information.
    • Invoices: Shipping invoices will be included with your shipment. Information provided on invoices includes Barlow's contact information, your shipping information, and details on items in the order, including stock number, product description, quantity, and price.
    • Shipment Tracking: All international shipments are sent via USPS Priority Mail International. USPS shipping confirmation will be sent to the email address provided with your order. This confirmation includes the tracking number for your shipment. Please ensure that the email address provided with your order is accurate, or we will be unable to contact you with order shipment information. Tracking and numerical identification for shipments is applicable up to the point of delivery to local postal offices. Barlow's is not responsible for delivery once a shipment has arrived in the receiving country. Upon request, we will be happy to provide package tracking information, which can usually be used to track packages locally to final delivery.
    • Out-of-Stock Items: Any items not available when your order ships will be removed from your order. You will not be charged for these items. These items will be noted on your invoice as “Out of Stock” and WILL NOT be shipped at a later date.