Our Story

Capt. Rick Croson (right) and Phil Hayes (left) started Charter Grade Tackle on a work ethic based in real world conditions.  Phil has been a tournament angler for many years and needed products that he could rely on, and Capt. Rick has a duty to his clients to use the best quality products.  Between the two of us we have developed a business offering tested unique items that fit the tournament angler and the Charter Captain.  We want you to know that if you only have the weekend to go fish or you have money on the line everything we offer will work as hard as you do.  “Charter Grade” is a promise of quality, tested and proven gear that was born from the hours offshore and the hours of preparation to get there.


Thanks you for looking,
Capt. Rick & Phil
Charter Grade Tackle LLC