Heromu Akagi (aka
Hi) started Hi's Tackle Box in 1981 in the Inner Richmond District of
San Francisco on Geary Boulevard. Hi's quickly developed a loyal
clientele and catered not only to the local anglers, but also to the
long range fisherman in Baja and San Diego.
1982, Hi took Jonah Li under his wing by teaching him the ins and outs
of the fishing industry. It wasn't long before Jonah's dedication to
the job had him promoted to become the shop's manager.
decided to retire in 1988 and he sold the shop to Jonah. Upon taking
over the shop, Jonah sought to hire Steven Lau (aka Hippo) to work in
his new enterprise. Since that time, Hi's has become the premier tackle
shop in the San Francisco Bay Area. There have been a number of
employees that have come and gone from the shop and each of them has
contributed to the body of knowledge and experience of the shop.
1992 Hi's Tackle Box moved to Clement Street and continued to expand
and serve the fishing community. In December 2008, we decided to move
the shop to our current location on the Peninsula.
the tackle industry, Hi's has become the place for manufacturers to go
to for innovative advice and design consultation. Hi's has made its
mark known in products such as line construction, and rod and reel
With the development of Hi's Tackle Box's online shop at <<histackleboxshop.com>>
Hi's is now sharing its expertise with a nationwide audience. We are a
real brick and mortar shop and we welcome you to come visit us whenever
you are in the area! But even if you can't make it here to see us in
person, just know that our friendly service is merely a phone call