Jeff & Jax are an awesome pair.....I can walk in the shop, tense from the stressors in the world....sit down next to Jax and after a few minutes of "Dog Therapy" I'm ready to shop from a large selection (very complete) of fishing supplies, and get the latest fishing report. Jeff is always willing to give you the "short to the point" or "long version", whichever you prefer. I think he enjoys teaching almost as much as fishing....or catching. If he doesn't have something in stock he will get it for you quickly. He doesn't hesitate to tell you if you don't need something. Plus just a few steps away is the parts counter for Ingman Marine.
A+++++, I can't say enough about Captain Ted's Tackle. The owner Jeff is a lifelong local. He has an incredible knowledge of fishing in South West Florida. My husband and I moved in to the area recently, use to freshwater fishing in TN. Jeff has helped us so much. He stocks the tackle that works in the local area. He helps us know where the hot spots are, and what to fish with. He's help us with knot tying, strategies . . . We both feel he really wants us to catch fish. A bonus, his shop dog Jax is a cutie, so friendly!!! If your looking for a great local tackle store in Port Charlotte, look no further! Alice K.
I went with my son to get a rod and a pole. We had the greatest experience. Jeff was super helpful and taught us a lot. He took all the time in the world to answer questions and help us get the right equipment and learn to use it. The price wa incredibly affordable. I had to go back the next day because my son had an "accident" and he replaced the pole at no cost. He is a sweetheart and really knows and enjoys his business. You also have to meet Jack, his Boston Terrier who is always in the store and enjoys a little attention.