Best Local Fishing and Tackle Shop

Idaho Angler

Fishing in Boise is as easy as trotting down to the river with a tackle box full of bait and a picnic lunch. Idaho Angler comes in as Boise's top pick, thanks to an excellent selection of top-shelf fly rods, reels and waders, as well as classes in tying flies and casting instruction. Idaho Angler's staff provides a wealth of information on where and when to fish, and what bait works best.

2nd Place: Outdoor ExchangeStart-up costs for a new sport can be expensive and fishing is no exception. Fly rods can cost upwards of $1,000 and waders aren't much cheaper. Before spending thousands of dollars on all-new gear and a drift boat, give fishing a chance with gear from Outdoor Exchange. It'll be a lot cheaper and work just the same.

3rd Place: Turner's SportsfairTurner's Sportsfair sells everything you need for a day of fishing: rods, reels, pop, ice, cheap beer and licenses. There's even a bar inside—perfect for when you need bait and a cocktail, too.

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