We are committed to a personalized retail experience for our neighbors and visitors to the area.

We encourage you to visit our store, check out our incredible selection of fishing and hunting gear, compare the options and pick the brains of our staff who eat, sleep, breathe the outdoors. Our staff is exclusively made up of outdoor enthusiasts who have spent years fishing, trapping and hunting Northeast Indiana. We will help you get where you are going, outfit you for everything you need for a successful trip on the water or in the woods.

Hunting, Fishing, Firearms / The Angler, Inc.

Our Guarantee

As a locally owned store we want to make you happy because you’re our friend and neighbor. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please return for replacement or refund with your receipt.

Our History

We are an independent; family owned and operated small business that is built on a foundation that began in the early 1960s. It all started when Paul and Ruby Schurr purchased an ace of property with a one room school house. They tore down part of the school house and used the lumber to build a home and a small building where they sold bait, boots, clothing and tackle. They named the shop Shurr Strike. Rumor has it that Paul would sleep by the minnow tanks so he wouldn’t miss a customer.

Near 1980, Neil and Carolyn McNutt purchased Schurr Strike and changed the name to Hook-It. Over the next seven years, they expanded into fly fishing, archery, firearms and ammunition.

In September of 1988, Paul and Susan Culler moved their family from Butler to Hudson and purchased Hook-It and the McNutt’s home. Paul and Susan renamed the store The Angler Bait & Tackle. In 1996, The Angler Bait & Tackle underwent a large expansion to make more room for fishing equipment, turkey hunting gear, muzzle loading supplies, archery, firearms and ammunition.

In April 2014, Paul and Susan’s youngest son Reid and his wife Heather purchased The Angler, fulfilling Reid’s lifelong dream of owning the business that he grew up in. From the age of 6, Reid spent many days and hours counting bee moths, dipping minnows and learning the ins and outs of the outdoor world. Reid and Heather are excited to bring their vision for The Angler to life while creating memories and building relationships with our customers.