Shakespeare Fishing Tackle

The Shakespeare Company is a subsidiary of Pure Fishing which manufactures fishing equipment. It was founded by William Shakespeare, Jr. in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1897.[1] It was moved to Columbia, South Carolina in 1970.[1]

The Shakespeare Company
IndustryFishing Tackle
Founded1897 (1897)
Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.
HeadquartersColumbia, South Carolina, U.S.
ProductsFishing Rods, Reels, Tackle, and accessories.
ParentPure Fishing

In June 2005, approximately 438,000 of their children's fishing kits were recalled after being found to contain lead paint.[2]


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