About Us

Economy Tackle began as a water sports store in 1948 at our current location. The original structure was an army barracks seen in the adjacent photograph. The Goodwin family purchased the store in 1959. Roy Goodwin built the existing structure in 1965. In 1989 a sister company, Dolphin Dive Center, was created within Economy Tackle. With the increasing popularity of kayaks and subsequently paddle boards, it was renamed Dolphin Paddlesports. Our longevity has occurred because of the knowledgeable associates we are fortunate to have, many of whom have been with us for decades. They are passionate fisherman, guides, and paddlers, many having lived in Sarasota their entire lives.