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Academy Sports Is Not A Fishing Store


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I was excited to see another option come into town. Bass Pro can be a little crazy and I am no fan of Wal Mart. Academy is no outdoors store it is a clothing store. They are sold out of everything, every time I stop in. I could not even find any 8 lb test line the last time I stopped in. Sinkers and red treble hooks - sold out. Beetle spins - sold out. Plum colored worms - sold out. They carry the SKU's but no inventory. I would not even waste the time to check here. It is probably sold out but they do have great runing shorts.

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There is a well kept secret in the Sporting retail business... If it says Sporting Goods or Outdoors it is NOT a true hunting and fishing store just a catch all warehouse to get everyone from soccer moms to would be fishermen to walk in.

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there is a real great alternate fishing type store in springfield,,, fin and feather,on south campbell south of bass pro, great little store great people working there, lots of good fishing advice too.

2861 south campbell

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Beagle man is spot on as for a "TRUE" fishing store... They carry the tackle that THEY and their customers use on "local' lakes.....

"Look up OPTIMIST in the dictionary - there is a picture of a fishing boat being launched"

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Depending on the my Mood Iwill check online or thru a catalog and have it sent to my house. If not you can find me at either bass pro or Academy when im not workiing or on the lake.

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I too like Fin and Feather, not a lot of stuff but they seem to always have just what I'm looking for... You might also check out Sportsman's Factory Outlet on Bennett in Springfield. They've got some serious quantities of fishing stuff... And don't give up on Acadamy. I've got a buddy who just started there in management and I promise, if it can be fixed he'll get it done.

Is this fun or what!

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+1 for Sportsmans factory outlet. the guys are always nice and willing to just talk w/ you and the supply of Zoom is ridiculous. I've never had much luck with the owners of Fin N Feather. Seems like everytime I go in there I'm bothering them from watching tv or reading there newspaper. That's just my personal experience. I've been into academy and the fishing department. I won't go back to it unless I want a shirt

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