The Passing of T.J. Stallings By Ken Duke February 2, 2017

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Two days ago, you lost a friend. Whether you knew him or not, if you fish or work in the tackle industry, T.J. Stallings was your friend. He was just 59 years old and died of complications from cancer.T.J. grew up in the tackle business with his brother Ron, hanging out at their father’s retail store—Tim’s Tackle Box in Central Florida—and eventually helping to run the place. As he grew older, he did just about everything you could do in the tackle business—public relations, marketing, manufacturing, repping, design, consulting and whatever else anybody does to sell a hook or a bobber or a spool of line.