MEET FRED

The Fraser Valley is where Fred Helmer, founder and owner of Fred's Custom Tackle, grew up fishing with his father and grandfather on the famous Fraser, Chilliwack and Vedder rivers.


Fred's enthusiasm, dedication and passion for the recreational fishery evolved into a career where he is proud to showcase his retail and guiding operation, attracting people from all over the world.


Fred's understanding and vast appreciation for the sport fishery has led to his continuous involvement in supporting various conservation causes in an effort to provide fishing opportunities for generations to come.

Fred’s Custom Tackle, a local landmark established in 1978, is located in the heart of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford and Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada world renowned for salmon, steelhead and sturgeon fishing.

Our 5000 sqft Abbotsford superstore offers a huge selection of quality brand name products at competitive prices. Whether you are a beginner or pro we cater to your every need including providing you with the most current information on tackle, fishing reports, regulations and more. We specialize in:

  • Custom tackle for our local waters

  • Fly fishing (see our in-store “The Fly Shop”)

  • Custom orders

  • Custom rod building

  • Fishing schools and clinics

  • Guided fishing trips

  • Fishing guide and lodge programs

 

Fred and his team are committed to providing the highest level of customer service in the industry and invite you to share the experience by visiting our stores in Abbotsford and Chilliwack.

ABOUT FRED'S CUSTOM TACKLE

Nautilus
Abu Garcia
Minn Kota
Orvis
Okuma
Penn
Shimano
Mustang
Daiwa
Korkers
Humminbird
Simms
Scotty
G.Loomis
Echo Fly Fishing
John Milner Reels
Buck Knives
Fishpond
Hardy
Loon Outdoors
Waterworks Lamson Fly Reels
Patagonia
Rapala
Sage Fly Gear
St. Croix Rods
Scientific Angler
Cannon
Islander Reels
MobyNets
Mustad
PowerPro
13Fishing
Luhr-Jensen
Abel
STLHD
Seaguar
Kingpin Reels
Fenwick
Outcast Boats
Gamakatsu
Helly Hansen
Renzetti
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