The Gapen Company has been a family-owned business since 1936 when the Original Muddler Fly was created by Don Gapen. Since then we have been producing quality fishing tackle and pioneering innovation in the tackle industry. You may have heard of the Ugly-Bug, the Bait-Walker, or even the Walk-N-Lizard. These are just a few of the quality tackle products we produce today. We also have many great fishing books, videos, rods, and hand-crafted wood lures.
Our distribution center is located in Becker, Minnesota and we strive to keep most of our manufacturing and assembly right here in the United States. It has always been our goal to keep jobs strong in America and that's why many of our home-workers (assemblers) have been with us for years. They are an important part of our business and we look forward to employing more home-workers as our company grows. We are always looking for quality sales reps for both the east and west coast and also in the southern regions. If you are interested in a sales position, please go to our Sales Positions page.
Also, read more about our Family History and how we have been influential in the fishing industry since the early 1900's.
Please take a look around at the Photo Gallery, Fishing Tips, Testimonials, Outdoor Links & more.
If there is something you cannot find or need, please call us at 1.877.623.2099(toll-free)
for help & support from our friendly staff at the shop, and they will be glad to help you. In the
meantime, please check back for more fishing products and helpful tips
as our website becomes more & more helpful in making your fishing
Remember to "Relax, Savor, and Enjoy the great outdoors".
Thank you for visiting us online, -The Gapen Company