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I have no desire to ever be the biggest. I simply want to provide high quality fishing equipment and outdoor products at reasonable prices with unmatched customer service. I want each and every customer who walks through our door, or calls the shop to know that we will provide honest services and information that comes from the half a century of experience in the industry. I want to give something back to the Lifestyle that has given me so much. - Rex Hannon

I was born and raised the only son of an avid fisherman in the mountains of Central Pennsylvania during a time when Fishing and Hunting was as important for a young man’s education as any school or Church. Penn State University was only a short drive from my home. In 1947 George Harvey developed and taught the first accredited university level Fly Fishing course in the United States., it was only natural that I too became a Fly Fisherman. ( Joe Humphreys, the Grand Ambassador of Fly Fishing was a student at P.S.U. and in 1954 took Harvey’s Class., little did he know that he was being groomed to be the replacement., Joe officially took the reins in 1972., with the recommendation of Mr. George Harvey himself). I walked the banks of Penn’s Creek, waded the Legendary Waters of Spring Creek, and Spruce Creek where several Presidents of these United States wet their lies in search of Monster Browns. To say that the decades spent fishing the famous waters of this region was a learning experience would be an understatement., it was Life Changing.
The 1970’s saw some exciting changes for me as a fisherman. My family, along with several others began the annual pilgrimage to fish the Tributaries of Lake Ontario for Salmon / Steelhead / Trout., and even after almost 50 years, a group of us still spend as much time there every Fall as possible.
The 1980’s was a transitional period. There were very few fishing shows on television in the early years of the decade, aside from BASS and the occasional episode of the Wide World of Sports where Curt Goudy would have a select few Fly Fishermen. The “Walker’s Cay Chronicles” was groundbreaking. I watched with wonder as Flip Pallot fished the Hallowed Waters of South Florida and the Bahamas. I dreamed of one day being able to see such wonders, but it only seemed to be a dream and nothing more. That all changed in 2017. I, along with my wife Margherita had the opportunity to make a move, and naturally the South Florida I dreamed about in my youth was high on the list. We chose Jensen Beach and thus began the new chapter in life, along with new waters to fish.
I have been fortunate to travel and fish much of this region, along with many adventures to neighboring Mexico and Belize. I have forged many friendships among the Lodges / Guides of these amazing fisheries, and have intimate knowledge of the best producing locations and the best local accommodations. I consider Southern Mexico / Belize to be the finest fishery on the planet to chase the illusive Fly Fishing “Grand Slam”. I opened “WorldWide FlyWorks” with a simple mission. I have no desire to ever be the biggest. I simply want to provide high quality fishing equipment and outdoor products at reasonable prices and have a customer service that is unmatched. I want each and every customer who walks through our door, or calls the shop to know that we will provide honest services and information that comes from the half a century of experience in the industry. I want to give something back to the Lifestyle that has given me so much.

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Wednesday & Thursday

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)

Friday & saturday

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)

Sunday:

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

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