At Coop's Bait & Tackle, helping fishermen to catch fish is a family affair. Coop's is located just outside the town of Edgartown next to Cottle's Lumber on the Edgartown-West Tisbury Road. Season after season, beginners and experienced fishermen receive the same warm personal service from Cooper "Coop" Gilker, his wife Lela, son Danny, a licensed charter captain, daughter Tina, and the other folks who help out at the shop. The atmosphere is always Island casual at Coop's. Year round Vineyarders swap fishing stories with summer visitors and a wall full of photographs is evidence that not every story is an exaggeration. Shore and boat fishermen will find everything they need, including rod and reel combination outfits for every budget and every kind of fish, waders and fishing vests, and a variety of lures, fresh bait, and live eels. Coop's aslo rents surf rods and stocked tackle bags for beginners, and fishermen tavellin light. Coop's is the Island's only endorsed Orvis shop, a name synonomous with quality. The shop carries a full line of Orvis fly rods and reels, a large variety of fly tying materials and a selection of "Island flies for Island fish". At Coop's you'll not only find the best in saltwater fly fishing tackle, but you'll also find some of the Vineyard's most experienced boat and shore fishing guides. Whether you are an experienced fly caster or simple want to experience some fishing fun, Coop's can arrange a guided fishing trop along a beatiful Island beach or a charter boat trip through some of New England's most productive sprotfishing waters. It is the perfect way to sharpen your fishing skills or make the most of your Island visit.
Orvis, Airflo, Rainy's Flies
We specialize in:
Fly Rods, Fly Reels, Fly Lines, Leaders and Tippets, Waders, Flies, Vest & Packs, Wading Boots, Fly tying tools and materials