Zeiner Family Has Been
Serving Anglers Since 1953
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Zeiner's Bass Shop
has been at the corner of Gilbert and Washington in the center
of Wichita, Kansas since March of 1989. Previous to that, the
store was located on the east side of town. From Kellogg, Zeiner's
is only a couple blocks south on Washington.
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and Jim Zeiner, Sr.
started the original Zeiner's store July 1, 1953 in a garage
next to the family home a couple miles south of Wichita. To get
to the store, customers had to leave the highway and travel a
quarter-mile on an often pot-hole filled dirt road. The family
no longer operates the original store.
The Zeiner family
has been helping
anglers fill their needs since 1953.
Deb Zeiner was introduced to fishing by her dad and spent
her younger years fishing with him. In additon to being involved
in the tackle business, Deb is an outdoor writer and spent over a decade fishing competitively.
Jim Zeiner, Jr. grew up in the business and spent many of the early
years on the other end of a seine with his dad and making Magic
CheeZe, a bait developed
by Jim Sr.
Deb and Jim purchased the original Zeiner's
store after the death of Jim's father and have been operating
Zeiner's Bass Shop since 1986. The Bass Shop has been located
at Gilbert and Washington since 1989, the same year it became
a Bass Pro Shop dealer.
working in the Bass Shop at age ten in 1986 and spent his high
school years traveling with his dad, Jim Jr., to outdoor shows
each winter to promote the store. He created the original internet
store and handles
the technology side of the business now.
Johnson, a long
time Zeiner's customer, joined the staff in early 2003 as a sales
associate and is now our fly shop department manager. Dave enjoys all types of fishing and spends much of
his spare time tying flies when not fishing.
|Deb and Jim's
grandson James helps out in the store when he has a chance.
His favorite job was running the cash register when this photo was taken, now he processes internet orders when he's at the store. His favorite kind
of fishing is for bass. His photograph is a bit dated. He is now a sophomore at the University of Arkansas.
Deb and Jim's
granddaughter (Ben's daughter) Rachael helps out in the store each summer and during breaks from school.
She handles much of the packaging of products and helps with shipping of internet orders.
Her favorite type of fishing is for anything that bites. This isn't her best fish by far, but it's one of her many catches with a Swim Tail® created by Jim Zeiner, Sr. nearly 50 years ago.
Zeiner's continues to expand the selection of lures
and equipment. A comprehensive do-it-yourself center for lure
making and fly tying is also available. Zeiner's is a St. Croix
Ultra Dealer; Falcon, Loomis, Daiwa, Shimano, Duckett, Redington direct dealer and a Cortland Shop.
hard to stock a
wide selection and will special order things not in stock.
of the type of fishing you do, Zeiner's can help you with the
supplies and equipment you need. Lure building and flytying is
a specialty at Zeiner's. Check out the selection. You'll be pleased.
Pro Orders Accepted
No Shipping Charges
When You Pick Up Your Order
In the Store.