Nine great shops in Portland, Maine
Owner Dana Eastman is a connoisseur of fishing. He ties flies and builds custom jigs and lures. People come from all over to stock up on his black snake flies for nighttime striper fishing, his deceivers for bluefish, and grocery jigs, with realistic action, which he says are "often duplicated, and never improved."
61 India St., 207-773-3474, www.thetackleshop.net, closed for vacation until Dec. 4.