The Reel Outdoors

Emerald Isle's Full Service Fishing Center.

At The Reel Outdoors, we implement many safety measures to ensure the safety of customers and employees.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time and we hope that everyone is fairing well and remaining healthy.

Welcome to The Reel Outdoors

For over 22 years, “The Reel Outdoors” has been supplying fishermen with the best bait, tackle and marine supplies all under one roof! Conveniently located in the heart of Emerald Isle, our focus is to offer our customers the best service and local expertise. We carry one of the largest selections of fishing supplies on the Crystal Coast. We offer a large line of clothing brands, from Guy Harvey, Calcutta, Columbia, Rainbows, and Southern Fried Cotton. Our brands of sunglasses include Costa Del Mar, Sea Striker, and Calcutta. If you don’t see it, we can get it for you! Our experienced staff can help you every step of the way in making sure that you get the proper equipment you need for both inshore and offshore fishing. Our website is very informative and gives you an understanding of our store and the equipment we offer. We encourage those who are in the vicinity to come visit us. For those that are too far, please feel free to send us a message here or call us and see how we can help you!

Serving Emerald Isle since 1995

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Visit us at 7802 Emerald Drive

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Accessories

Yeti Coolers
“The Reel Outdoors” carries a vast line of accessories for your fishing expedition whether it be a cooler to keep the ice all day or your favorite lures for both inside and outside fishing we have you covered. We have the name brands and largest selection on the island that you’re looking for in stock.

Fishing Gear


We carry one of the largest inventories of fishing supplies, accessories, and baits on the Crystal Coast. Can’t find the gear you’re looking for? Call or email us today and let us help you locate exactly what you are looking for. Our staff will make it a point to find it and get you fully stocked for that next fishing trip.

Clothing

We offer a complete selection of Guy Harvey, Calcutta, Costa Del Mar, Rainbow, Salt Life, Yeti, Olukai, Southern Fried Cotton, Sea Striker, Carve, Kuhl, and more. From t-shirts to hoodies, rain gear and more, We have what you are looking for and most likely in stock right here in our showroom located at 7802 Emerald Drive in Emerald Isle.

At The Reel Outdoors, customer satisfaction is our goal.

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Joe Flowers
Joe Flowers
23:56 04 Apr 21
Absolute wonderful high-class service The gentleman behind the reel line counter helped me greatly and now I have a good surf fishing rig. Employees like this make you want to come back. EDIT: not even 1.5 hours after being outfitted by Real Outdoors, I caught a black drum, legal size, based on their recommendations. AND they found the little stuffed animal my daughter I left there and let me know. You can't get better than that.
Mike Farmer
Mike Farmer
17:10 20 Mar 21
Great people knowable staff love shopping here
Sam Sigarto
Sam Sigarto
01:18 06 Mar 21
Great store. Nice selection of products.
dustin pelkey
dustin pelkey
19:12 10 Jan 21
Great selections. Usually find what I need there after searching everywhere else for something.
Scott Yagodzinskie
Scott Yagodzinskie
02:54 05 Jan 21
Love this place! Has everything you would need!
Reda Reda
Reda Reda
21:12 10 Nov 20
I have been at Reel outdoors and it's amazing shop you can find baits and all rods and reels you want also smile of the people there you will not forget 🙂
Glenn Jordan
Glenn Jordan
01:18 04 Nov 20
Complete stocking with knowledgeable staff available. It's a little further for me to drive, but often it is worth it.
Johnny D
Johnny D
19:19 03 Oct 20
Another one of my favorite places to go at EI. Just a cool place. The fishing tackle is of course great, but wow the appeal is awesome! Just a fun place to visit, I've never had a bad experience and the staff is always, and I mean always nice.
Chris Radabaugh
Chris Radabaugh
17:20 19 Sep 20
Very helpful, great service.
Matt Mesaros
Matt Mesaros
22:28 09 Sep 20
Always stop in every year while vacationing in EI. The best place for shirts, hats and gear.
Brett N
Brett N
04:03 09 Sep 20
Been here several times in the past years while on vacation ... went in today and the first person I noticed was not wearing a mask, but was receiving help from staff... was in the store for about 2 minutes and was told that I either needed a mask or to go outside... if I wanted to blindly shop a store from the parking lot like the employee said I could do, I’d soon stay at home and order online... double standard with the mask thing I suppose... but with that being said, I refuse to be a sheep and constantly breathe in my own CO2... I stay my six feet away from anybody else... but clearly their interpretation of the “guidelines” are not the same as mine or the other two guys that got kicked out behind me... I will not be returning to this establishment, ever
Bryan Stoddard
Bryan Stoddard
17:25 10 Aug 20
Had an amazing experience in this store. Very friendly folks with a great selection of fishing gear and anything you could need, for a day on the water or at the beach. 10 / 10 recommend stopping by if you're in the area
Melisa Ball
Melisa Ball
11:42 10 Aug 20
Are not following the EO properly. Will not allow those who have medical conditions to shop. The EO states clearly "does not require face masks for an employee, customer, or patron who: Has a medical or behavioral condition or disability." We shop here multiple times a year but we will not going forward. Nuese Sports Shop gets my business back home in Kinston and now will get it while we are here. Better inventory, friendly staff, and respect for their patrons. They don't take aways people's freedoms. UPDATE- since it will not let me respond. Accommodations made for those that can't wear a mask is a joke. That stipulation is for restuarants or online shopping. How the heck am I to shop when I can't see what i am shopping for and make my OWN decision on how to spend MY money. The only accommodation your making is allowing me to make the very easy decision to go elsewhere. Somewhere I am not discriminated. And as far as the 14 days, I know the closure is by your discretion. I have been an essential employee from day one. Our business does not close for the unavoidable positive of 1400+ employees. We close that area for 1 day to clean and go about business.
Michael W
Michael W
01:41 31 Jul 20
My son and I went in Reel Outdoors to buy some surf rods but was rudely kicked out for not wearing a mask (we both have breathing problems). We decided to go to Neuse Sport Shop and was very happy we did, much better selection and super friendly staff! If you haven’t shopped at Neuse Sport Shop you should check it out!
Nadia Putin
Nadia Putin
22:35 29 Jul 20
Reel Outdoors is a very nice tackle and clothing store and I have shopped here before. Today, I went in with my wife and son to purchase some tackle and clothing. While my wife and I both wore masks, our son did not. We were greeted by one store employee without a mask and exchanged hellos and went about our shopping. A young fellow then appeared and told us our son must have a mask. We explained to him that he had a disability and could not wear a mask. Despite HIPPA, we even offered to show proof, but to no avail. We then proceeded to exit the establishment and advised the clerks that they had broken the law to which the girl behind the counter said "ok." So not only was my son denied service even though the governors mandate says that those with medical conditions are excused from wearing mask, but under the Americans with Disabilities Act, he was denied service because he is disabled. With this sorry act of humanity, I will take my business elsewhere. Bait is widely available, and shopping online is cheaper.
Paul Valentine
Paul Valentine
21:52 26 Jul 20
Great tackle and bait shop. Good people with plenty of local fishing knowledge!!
Dana Jewell
Dana Jewell
00:11 13 Jul 20
Awesome little shop! Randy was a great help spooling up my new rod and reel and gave me lots of tips and also helped me pick out everything to fish the surf!
Fay Holcomb
Fay Holcomb
18:16 12 Jun 20
Anything and everything you could want for fishing! They carry Yeti and many other name brands. The service is superb and excellent advice.
Rebekah Dunavin
Rebekah Dunavin
22:35 24 May 20
The staff is really friendly and helpful. They have a great selection of Diawa, Penn, Calcutta, Rapala, Lew's, ect. They also had a great selection of cast nets, loures and line, and had a great selection of apparel.
flyworks88 .
flyworks88 .
22:22 26 Nov 19
Quick rod repair today...thank you very much.
Dan Hubbard
Dan Hubbard
22:31 03 Nov 19
Great place for bait and fishing supplies. Very helpful staff.
Lauren Howard
Lauren Howard
17:33 20 Oct 19
Great shop for all your one stop needs! No live bait, but they have frozen bait. Also lots of yeti supplies and tons and tons of fishing supplies!
Joe Alexander
Joe Alexander
02:09 18 Oct 19
Good selections of fishing equipment and numerous t shirt selections
Tom Redish
Tom Redish
13:27 05 Oct 19
Other than being a little pricey it was a good place to get outfitted
Shane McLaurin
Shane McLaurin
21:09 01 Sep 19
Fishing gear, cool shirts, and next door to some good eatin
Paul P
Paul P
20:37 07 Aug 19
Very helpful staff, worked to try and repair my reel and answered all my questions
Hubbel Rickel
Hubbel Rickel
16:45 03 Aug 19
Always a great selection and the emoloyees' have a passion for sharing their knowledge. Prices are a bit high but you pay for quality.
Kevin Anderson
Kevin Anderson
03:44 31 Jul 19
All of your needs while in emerald isle for 🐟
Lora Johnson
Lora Johnson
16:16 11 Jul 19
Great stop to shop. Not only do they have all your fishing needs but an entrance for clothing and then a deli and bakery at the end. Talk about meeting all needs.... selection a great find... Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. A fisherman's dream.
Timothy Purdy
Timothy Purdy
22:46 06 Jul 19
10/10 must visit if you are in Emerald Isle. Super helpful staff with an extensive tackle selection. Everything from bait to boat repair and then some. I blew my baitcaster to pieces on my first morning, a quick trip to TRO, and I was back fishing before lunch. They will help repair gear, but I couldn't resist the great deal they gave me on a new combo. If you're an angler or even just a hobbyist in the area... CHECK THEM OUT.
Edward McArthur
Edward McArthur
11:35 01 Jul 19
Most anything you would want need for the fishing trip, a little more expensive because it's on the beach.
Roger Caldwell
Roger Caldwell
12:29 17 Jun 19
Awesome store. Got a used rod and reel that the proceeds go to charity. Plenty stocked and ready to sell some gear. Staff very friendly. Definitely stopping by next time I'm in town!
Robert Di Taranti
Robert Di Taranti
19:57 08 Apr 19
Good locally owned shop!
craig blue
craig blue
23:32 07 Mar 19
Staff knowledgeable and helpful only sold us what we needed did not try to upsell us unlike chain store back home
Tommy Simmons
Tommy Simmons
16:54 24 Oct 18
First class staff and great people to give advice on local fishing. They are the exact reason I preach to shop local and spend a few more dollars. In the end it pays off.
Catherine Oliver
Catherine Oliver
16:02 02 Sep 18
We have a beach house and we always come here until today. My boyfriend went to renew his license for inlet and at the time not realizing that his was still good. Once we figured it out we called the store and they said come in for a refund. Because it comes up on the computer if the license is still good. They sill sold him one. We came in and got told completely differnt that there was nothing they could do. They have lost our business. We have spent hundreds at this store! I would not recommend this store for anyone due to lack of customer service and disrespect we got.
Chris
Chris
21:43 27 Jun 18
I'm not from around here and I think that they are very nice and helpful. They helped me with lure choice and gave me a few good spots to fish. Great place overall.
James Mitchell
James Mitchell
21:39 30 Jul 17
The store hours right now are: Monday-Saturday 7am-9pm Sunday 7am-8pm
Justin c
Justin c
10:41 18 Jul 17
Great variety of tackle the employees have a good knowledge of what to use and how. I would always suggest this as a #1 tackle shop in the area.
Greg Ridinger
Greg Ridinger
11:24 10 Jul 17
Best place around for all your fishing needs!
James Bullock
James Bullock
20:57 26 Jun 17
Super helpful and the only place in town that had old school bobbers!
Michael McGarrah
Michael McGarrah
23:53 06 Oct 16
Anything you could possibly need for fishing, boating or just random beach stuff. My son needed some parts for his fishing rod and set. We came here because we knew they would have what we needed. They have been around forever and nice people when you ask questions.
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Another one of my favorite places to go at EI. Just a cool place. The fishing tackle is of course great, but wow the appeal is awesome! Just a fun place to visit, I’ve never had a bad experience and the staff is always, and I mean always nice.

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Keep up to date with what is happening with the tides and weather on the Crystal Coast. Check out the EiLiveSurf.com live cam from Bogue Inlet Pier to view the live stream and the conditions outside.

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