Bob Maindelle Guide Lines June 9

Tommy, left, and Kay Thornton stand amid a stack of live bait tanks inside their fishing-focused sporting goods store located in the Belton industrial park.

The first time I heard of a fishing tackle shop open for business in Belton, I was not really convinced that it actually was a tackle shop at all.

The name National Athletic Supply made me think of baseball bats, soccer balls and knee pads. Nonetheless, catfishing guide Spud Barton of Cattin’ Around Adventures was pretty excited when he told me of the locally-hard-to-find gear which this shop with the odd name carried.

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