Frequently Asked Questions

Will you be getting (insert new item) from XXXXX brand?

Yes we get new items as soon as we can. Most companies announce the release several weeks to months in advance before they are available.

Can I place an order over the phone?

We do not have a method to take payments over the phone. All order are placed via the website.

Can you add an item to my order?

We do not keep your payment info so we cannot add items to your order. We combine orders when we see you have more than one so if you need to order extra items we request that you place a separate order and we will credit back the difference in shipping when we get the orders combined. We understand this affects adding small items such as needles, swivels, ect... because they do not meet the $20 minimum quantity.

Why is there a $20 minimum order?

We have the minimum because even at $20 with the cost of labor we may be losing money or breaking even on a $20 order. We cannot stay in business if we are losing money on orders. 

Why are the shipping charges so high?

The shipping rates are based on the size/weight of the item and your zip code. Large items like bedchairs, bivvies, ect... have high shipping costs especially to the coastal regions. We have such a vast variety of sizes that we cannot get perfectly quoted rates on all orders. For example the system doesn't allow us to tell it a bucket is empty and able to be filled with small items. 

We always try to ship orders as efficiently as possible and credit back the difference in shipping in either points on your store account (if it's a small amount) or back to your payment method (for larger amounts).

Shipping related questions

Orders ship next business day. If we have a question/issue with your order you will be contacted via email or phone call. 

Orders may need to be shipped in separate boxes depending on what the combination of items are. If this is the case you will receive a tracking number for both packages. Sometimes the packages will get delivered on different days. This is something our of our control.

We only receive a tracking number and have no additional info into your package after it has left us. Calling us to find out where your package is will not help. Please contact your local post office or FedEx office for more info after you receive the tracking number.

International Shipping

We currently only ship orders within the United States and Canada. We do not ship to the UK or other countries outside of North America nor do we allow the use of Freight Forwarding services. 

Due to an increase in customers coming over to fish in the US we have enabled the option for payments from the UK for billing only. If you are coming to visit and fish you can use your correct billing address and a separate US shipping address for your order. Please contact us if you are planning a visit and we can help with your order.

Damaged/Lost Shipments

For a lost package you will need to contact the local office of the shipping company. Sometimes the driver will put packages in a strange location. The local office can also start a lost package search for the package. Unfortunately there is not much that we can do until the package is officially marked as lost in their system.

If we need to file a claim for damaged items we will need the order number, list of damaged items, and photos of the damaged items and box emailed to us at sales@bigcarptackle.com 

Once we have the needed info we can file a claim for the damaged item(s). It can take 5-10 business days for a response about the claim. When receive a response we will send you a return label for the items. After the return is headed to us we will ship out the replacement package.

You must keep the original packaging and materials and provide them to the shipping company if they request to inspect them. If they are requested and not provided the claim can be denied which means you will not receive replacement items. 

If the products are over $100 (per item) please ensure you have enough insurance to cover the items. Every shipment is insured for $100 automatically and claims will only be paid up to $100 if no extra insurance has been purchased.

Insurance can be purchased here:

Extra Insurance


Are discounts available on an individual basis?

We don't offer discounts on an individual basis because we feel like if one person receives discounts everyone should.

Bargain Bin 

This section with discounted/discontinued items that drop in price weekly automatically .  Retroactive credits and returns are not available on these items. 

Special Order Discounts (10% off)

We can special order items for you and pass on a 10% off discount which many times covers the shipping on regular size items.