Established in 1974, we're proud to say that Tackle Box is the most notable sporting goods store in Fort Smith, Arkansas. With over 12,500 square feet of space, we offer an extensive range of fishing and hunting gear. Our store also has an impressive collection of both new and used guns, with over 2,000 available. You can't miss our Belgium Room, which is a real treat for those who love high-grade collectible firearms.


We take pride in our focus on excellent customer service, product knowledge, and affordable, quality merchandise. We've been recognized as a Fort Smith Visitor's Attraction and are one of the nation's largest independent sporting goods dealers. So, whether you're local or just passing through, we invite you to come up over the hill and see what we have to offer!


For over 40 years, Jerry Knittig has been the driving force behind Tackle Box. But it's not just a business to Jerry - it's a passion. He does what he does simply because he loves it. The great outdoors have always held a special place in his heart, and he believes it's a gift from God that should be cherished and enjoyed to the fullest.


Jerry's philosophy is simple: When it comes to hunting or fishing, you deserve the best. Jerry's commitment to creating an exceptional experience sets this shop apart from the big box stores. When you step into Tackle Box, you're not just another customer; you're part of our extended family. Jerry's warm and friendly approach is the heartbeat of this community institution, and it's what makes the Tackle Box truly special.

our Team

Our team is made up of folks who live and breathe hunting and fishing. In fact, if you don't love the outdoors, you don't work here. Even our pets love the outdoors! Pictured is Maggie, who especially loves ducks and is our official greeter.


We all love nothing more than sharing our best tips, offering friendly advice, and sharing some amazing stories. When it comes to finding the perfect gear, we've got you covered. And if you're curious about our secret spots, well, we're always up for a good chat. We hope to see you soon!

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Whatever your next outdoor adventure is, we’re here for you! Come up over the hill to the Tackle Box!

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