Deep South Outfitters Owner
4700 Cahaba River Rd, Birmingham, AL 35243
06/11/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I WENT IN TODAY AND WAS LOOKING FOR A YETI COOLER WITH MY SON, THE MAN AT THE DESK ASK US IF WE NEEDED ANY HELP, I TOLD HIM NO WE WHERE JUST LOOKING . MY SON ASK ME WHAT WAS FLY FISHING SO I PICKED UP A FLY ROD TO SHOW HIM ...THE MAN HATEFULL SAID "" THAT IS A EXPENCIVE FLY ROD AND VERY OLD AND TO BE CAREFUL....HE THEN SAID HE GUESS HE NEEDED TO PUT IT IN THE BACK.....AND I SAID YEA IF YOU DONT WANT SOME ONE TO TOUCH IT.....I HAVE THE MONEY TO BUY THAT STUPID RODS AND ALL THE RODS IN HIS SHOP....IF YOU DONT WANT SOMEONE TO TOUCH SOMETHING DONT PUT IT OUT.....WHAT A AHOLE.....I WILL NOT BE BACK
03/26/2012Provided by Citysearch -
All of the guys at Deep South have been nothing but great and helpful in all aspects of my experiences. From help with fishing tips and gear, to even great conversation about life. They have a new website at www(dot)fishdso(dot)com, and I would highly recommend them to anyone needing fly fishing gear or even outdoors clothing.
02/19/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I am new to Alabama, and totally new to fly fishing.
The people in this shop are absolutely a pleasure to be around.
Ask for Bur. I cannot imagine that anyone alive knows more about fly fishing, or cares more about people than this man. My new fly rod, reel, fly line, and rod case cost me less than $200.
It is refreshing that there still stores like this around, so that people who understand quality are not confined to the giant soulless retailers that are corporate America.
08/25/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I went to this store on August 8, 2011 to buy a new fly reel, rod and line for my son. I have been fly fishing for 49 years. The sales person proceeded to tell me that the equipment that I was using was no good and that they don't make the reels, line or accessories anymore. All the rods and reels they have are very over priced as well as the accessories. The only reason I am writing this is to let everyone know especially the novice that this is not the place to go for fly fishing equipment. I went to Bass Pro Shop in Leeds and they had all the equipment I was looking for and their reels and rods are much better priced. By the way they do still make my equipment.
07/03/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Well, my experience has been great, good info, good selection of fly fishing equip (especially trout) My wife and I took casying lessons from David, awesome instructor and well worth the cost, even though we had fly fished for a while he helped get rid of some bad habits we had picked up. Rob, the owner is great. Pleasant, outgoing and an experienced trout fisherman
As far as the goon that got his feelings hurt about being charged, perhaps he should learn how to spool his own reel ....Geez!
I have been going to this shop for many years. It is Birmingham's only true fly shop. They have a great selection for both beginners and experts. The employees/owner have always been more than helpful, whether I gave them business or not. I always have a great experience when I go and I leave feeling encouraged and enthusiastic about the sport. I would definitely recommend this store.
06/04/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Despite the other negative review, the guys at the shop, and the owner included - especially - are ALWAYS helpful and friendly, and will go out of their way to help anyone with tackle, gear and location questions, without pushing unecessary goods. Certainly the most knowledgeable persons in the area with all of the necessary gear for fishing and other outdoor pursuits. I would highly recommend. The folks at the shop are also contributors to Eastern Fly Fishing Magazine and probably others.
09/06/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I took a replacement fly reel I had purchased from Cabela's to have the line taken off and put on a new spool. The man behinde the counter (presumably the owner) told me he would do it for a fee, which I expected--no problems. He was going to do it right away, but I had to get back to my office and asked for a receipt for leaving my reels (common practice at all tackle stores I have ever been in). He then handed me back my reels and told me he was not going to do it; I assume because he was offended I asked for a receipt. I will definitely never set foot in this shop again.