Basalt has dealers who stock fishing equipment and supplies. Fishing is done as a hobby as well as professionally by many people. When done as a hobby, it can be a rewarding, engaging activity. Like any other such activity, it needs certain equipment and supplies, namely reels, rods, tackles, lures and lines. The kind of supplies needed can vary with the place one is fishing, such as freshwater and saltwater supplies, along with the intended catch. All these supplies and equipment are manufactured by a number of different brands, one or more of which may be available for sale in Basalt. It is important to choose high quality materials so that the fish can be baited and picked up successfully. An option of buying a combo deal may also be given. Fishing is especially popular during vacations near coastal resorts and islands.