Veteran Owned. Veteran Operated. Fiercely Patriotic.

At The Liberty Fishing Company, we make no bones about our national pride. We love our country, and we wear it on our sleeves.

We believe in the concept of American Exceptionalism, the idea that America is Reagan’s shining city on a hill, that we are the greatest nation on God’s Earth.

We believe that we are “endowed by our Creator with certain, unalienable rights,” and that those rights are irrevocable and guaranteed by the Constitution,

not gifted by a government that could later take them away.

Our founders were great men, genuine heroes, and lovers of freedom. They sacrificed their honor, their lives, and their sacred fortunes for the

cause of freedom. They were imperfect, yes, and they were a product of their times, but this should never erase their great accomplishments.

We treasure our Founders, we love Revolutionary War history, and we don’t care whose feelings are hurt by that.

We believe America is the greatest country on Earth, and that is why people want to come here; some of them come for good and others for ill.

We must protect our beautiful land, and our way of life from those who would destroy it.

Let’s Keep America Great!


Ancient Mariner Tackle & The Liberty Fishing Company

In 1992, Joe Bielawski, AKA The Ancient Mariner, created Ancient Mariner Tackle (AMT). AMT has served its customers for many years as an offshore, big-game trolling lure company. In 2018, Joe decided to focus on bottom-fishing and providing customized tips and trolling plans. To that end, he handed over the trolling lure portion of the business to his son, Tom Bielawski, and daughter-in-law, Christie Bielawski. Tom’s company is called The Liberty Fishing Company (LFC) while AMT will retain its original identity.

The Liberty Fishing Company (LFC) will strive to provide the same trusted products AMT customers have come to rely on. We want to expand our product lines, keep prices competitive without compromising quality, and to continue to provide excellent customer service. The Ancient Mariner, Joe Bielawski will still be around to provide advice and assist customers with questions. He is hoping to have more time for travelling with his lovely wife and of course, doing more fishing. We do hope that we can convince him to write another book or two!, will continue providing the same quality trolling products that you are familiar with. We’re also going to introduce some new products we think everyone will find helpful in their quest to catch big fish. If you want quality bottom-fishing lures, customized fishing advice, or customized trolling plans, please check out the Ancient Mariner’s new site: or email Joe here:


Veterans and Lawmen

Joe Bielawski is a veteran of the United States Navy, and Tom is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Tom also served in local and state law enforcement officer for 20 years, and he volunteered for 2 tours in Afghanistan as part of Task Force Paladin. Liberty Fishing Company is proudly patriotic and are dedicated to those who dedicate their lives to keeping our country safe and free. We honor ALL current and former military, as well as public safety personnel, with special discounts. Drop us a line for more info: LibertyFishing@LFC.Fish


Quality Control and American Assembly

While its very hard to avoid using products that come from China, we at The Liberty Fishing Company assemble our lures proudly and meticulously in the USA.  We take great care to inspect our components for flaws before we assemble our lures. Our hook lures are rigged with quality line, stiff-rigged with hook protectors and inline beads, and our hooks are powder-coated to match the hook lure. Our daisy chains are painstakingly assembled with an inner and an outer squid, color-coordinated to match the hook lure. Each teaser squid on the daisy chain has its own weight and bead to control its action in the water.