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Around Town : Finding Inspiration at Capitol Fishing Tackle Co.

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I don't know about you, but sometimes I find craft supplies in the most surprising places.  On a recent trip to the garment district, I stumbled upon Capitol Fishing Tackle Company (their great vintage-looking neon sign caught my eye.)

As it turns out, Capitol Fishing Tackle has been in NYC for over 100 years, and is filled with fun surprises.

I can picture a sweet nautical garland made from these bobbers.

Now you'd have to be VERY careful removing the hooks, but I can picture these lures making a killer pendant or pair of earrings.

I don't have any idea what these are for, but they're kind of wild!

Am I crazy or would a few of these tasseled fish make a cool necklace?

Complete your chic aquatic look with these white boots.

I bought 5 of these styrofoam bobbers to make a necklace.  They're shaped just like big chunky beads, and only cost 15 cents a piece!

Where is the most unusual place you've found craft inspiration?  And what are some unexpected supplies that you love?

Comments (3)

  • I can't wait to see how you are going to incorporate these elements into your crafty projects!


  • My husband and I often talk about opening a craft and fishing tackle shop. I really think it would be a brilliant idea.

  • Love it!

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