New local business hopes to reel fishing lovers into Five Points

The crowds at the recent Forrest Wood Cup and expo demonstrated the level of interest in fishing in the Columbia area, and a new local business is hoping to attract some of those lovers of lures to Five Points.

Tomahawk Fishing Shop is open for business on Harden Street in Five Points (photo by Allen Wallace).

Tomahawk Fishing Shop is open for business on Harden Street in Five Points (photo by Allen Wallace).

Tomahawk Fishing Shop is open for business at 613 Harden Street, and owner Jay Kline says the new store has only one focus. “We’re not an outdoor shop. We’re not a hunting store. It’s all fishing, and all aspects of fishing: clothes, supplies, snacks, accessories,” he said.

The shop is locally owned and operated by Kline and his staff, and is the first fishing store in Five Points. “We wanted to bring something to Columbia we didn’t feel was here, especially in this area. We want to cater to the community’s needs,” Kline said.

Tomahawk sells supplies for all ages, and for all types of fishing. The shop also offers fishing-related works by local artists Jemes Davis and Rick Wells, and a large fish tank to grab the attention of kids and adults alike.

Kline also plans to have interactive activities for kids, and is working on partnerships with the University of South Carolina, the Columbia Police Department, and the Columbia Fire Department to participate in community events.

Tomahawk will also offer personalized service, according to Kline, with expert staff on hand to answer any fishing questions. “We want to interact with the customers,” Kline said, not only to provide service but also to gauge interest. “That’s who’s going to decide what we carry.”

“We hope the mix of apparel, equipment, and convenience will appeal to people,” he added.

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