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Scenic Coeur d'Alene, Idaho is the backdrop for this long-standing fly fishing institution. Blacktail Tackle is the online store of Castaway Fly Fishing Shop. Founded in 1981, the philosophy of sustainable fishing and expert craft have been taught and nurtured by Joe Roope and his father Joe Sr. to anglers of all ages and skill level.

Idaho Joe Roope, a master fly tier since the age of 14, has been hammering the waterways of the US and abroad his entire life.  He won the prestigious Jackson Hole One Fly competition a few years back. Today, Joe combines his extensive knowledge of fish habitat and casting technique to offer the Inland Northwest world class expertise.  He looks forward to sharing with you the best combination of Rod/Reel/Line & Tackle for the waterways he grew up on and loves to fish. As well as waters he has fished around the world. If you're new to the sport or simply looking for the best holes to catch native fish, Joe and the crew at Blacktail Tackle shop will meet and surpass your expectations.