Tight Lines Lives

For those wondering whatever happened to the shop Tight Lines in Malaysia, wonder no more. It closed down eons ago. However some of its legacy still lives. Thanks to Caesar for showing us this place. An underground fishing tackle/ workshop in Malaysia. Folks the chap who operates from here does the works. From replacing guides to refinishing the blanks. Here at fishmalaysia we cut the middleman and take you to the source.

All for sale. Even the antiques

Tight Lines was a shop that was situated in the housing area opposite of the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall. Business did not do so well and it finally closed doors about half a decade ago. Now in its place operates a dobi. Having said that the technician of the shop, known simply as Ming started operating in a unassuming place not very far away. Running an atrium for rod repair and building for most of the time.


This atrium of fishing ingenuity is situated in a very humble five story flat next to the pantai expressway. No one would have thought to find a place like this in a err… place like this.  There is no signboard or no exact block location. Please call to make an appointment to visit. It is a genius of a place.

by name and reputation (RM120)

We have got no shots of the actual workshop. However we did get some shots of the remnants of merchandise from Tight Lines. For those who would like to catch up back with Mr. Ming back again we have his mobile number for you to call before going to visit. Best to get directions from him too.

The idea is to drive from Sunway Pyramid straight on to the Pantai Expressway. Once on the Pantai Expressway there will be a road that leads down on the lefthand side. Take this road. This road is actually a U-Turn. The target place is the five storey orange flats when making this U-Turn. The workshop is situated in one of the flats of this place.

Power rod for power fishing. (RM80)

Some of the rod spotted in this workshop are:

Ultralight Berkley Cherry Woods (Spinning and casting, both one piece and aluminium guides RM 1xx)

Penn Boat Rod (5’6″ and made in the USA, this is a collectors item and he will ask for a very high price for this)

Abu Garcia Brute and Nitrous (Both, boat rods at very affordable prices)

A few other choice rods were available too all for sale at relatively good prices. Same goes for the lures and bits and bobs.

Apart from sales Ming also does reel repairs and rod repairs. A fine craftsman we witnessed quite a few tackle shop owners visiting him to help with requests.

Ming can be contacted at: 019 3122697. Please call during office hours.

Point to take note is that he does some work for a tackle supplier in the beginning of the month with regards to repairs so it will be difficult to see him then.

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4 thoughts on “Tight Lines Lives

  • October 29, 2013 at 15:30

    Dear Admin, was wondering if there are any charges imposed to be featured in your weblink? We’re from zackantz customs (zack antz enterprise), a tackle shop with products both local and overseas such as from UK. We also specialise in rod building/repairing and reel modifications/servicing. Hope to hear from you. Cheers!

    • October 29, 2013 at 19:33

      Hi Zack,

      We dont charge for this. As a matter of fact we are looking forward to see what you have. Please send us the details to fishmalaysia.com@gmail.com.


  • December 1, 2013 at 17:13

    Frankly speaking, I had an original Ugly Stick restored by Kok Ming and it was not done properly. The epoxy does not get harden, if you press the binding area with your finger nail, it will leave a depression on it. I can't remember how much I paid but it was not cheap. I would not recommend any one to him. Just not consistance. Sorry to hear it from a dam sore customer.

    • December 1, 2013 at 22:10

      Thank you for your feedback LYN. 


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