In 1979, Jim Nelligan opened The Salmon Shop & The Great Outdoors on Northwest Highway in Palatine, IL, as a means of sharing the experience of fishing and hunting with so many who reside in the Chicagoland area. Thirty-four years after opening its doors, The Salmon Shop & The Great Outdoors is still servicing the fishing and hunting community.
The Salmon Shop & The Great Outdoors is a full service bait and tackle shop that offers most anything that an angler would need for a successful day on the water. The Salmon Shop carries a large assortment of terminal tackle, lures and accessories for everything from sunfish to salmon and offers tackle from popular manufacturers such as Rapala, Berkeley and Northland Tackle. The shop is also an excellent source for finding lures not commonly carried by larger distributors, such as Dave’s Kaboom Lures, Fred Arbogast lures and Eppinger Flutter spoons, a favorite, hard to find lure, for those who chase the elusive brown trout along Lake Michigan’s shoreline. Perhaps, pike and muskellunge are your forte, and for those pursuing these toothy critters, the shop carries a vast assortment of bucktails, jerkbaits, spinnerbaits, plastic lures and bait rigs that rival any tackle shop in the region. If fly fishing is your fancy, the store carries a variety of poppers, dry flies and nymphs perfect for the lakes, rivers and creeks dotting the area. Or you might just be looking to spend a quiet day on the water and The Salmon Shop offers a wide selection of floats, hooks, sinkers and live baits to tempt the most finicky fish.
In addition, should you capture that trophy of a lifetime, be it a giant salmon or mammoth buck, The Salmon Shop & The Great Outdoors is a provider of a premier taxidermy service, that will preserve the excitement for a lifetime.
For all the reasons stated above, The Salmon Shop and The Great Outdoors is a true winner, however, it is owner, Jim Nelligan that distinguishes the shop from other tackle providers. Jim Nelligan greets his customers with an infectious smile and a hardy hello. Always willing to assist, Jim offers advice on tackle, techniques and suggestions for places to wet a line. A community advocate, Jim supports getting children involved in the outdoors at an early age and always takes time to chat with the children who grace his store.
It is these qualities that make The Salmon Shop & The Great Outdoors, and owner, Jim Nelligan, an industry icon, a community leader and a wonderful establishment of thirty-four years. If in the Palatine area, stop by and say hello to Jim……you won’t be disappointed.
The Salmon Shop & The Great Outdoors is located at 111 South Northwest Highway in Palatine, IL and can be contacted by calling (847) 934-4050. Be sure to mention that you saw it in the Palatine Patch for a chance at winning a free lure from Slammin' Flies and Jigs.
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