In March of 1985 Mike Goschinski started Fin Feather Fur Outfitters in a small cinder block building in Ashland Ohio. That 2400 square foot building housed The Fin for 15 years placing Mike and his employees among the best outdoors retail businesses in the state of Ohio. In 2000 The Fin made the move to the much larger 72,000 square foot facility of today, making it the largest independent firearms retailer in the state of Ohio.
Today The Fin has 65 employees, three of which have been with Mike since day one, with over 230 years of combined sales experience. With product expertise in all areas of hunting, fishing, archery, and camping our employees are ready to fill all your outdoor needs. We have one of Ohio’s largest independent-dealer selections of new and used firearms, fishing gear, archery equipment, and hunting gear for all seasons.
Our knife department carries a large selection of Case and Buck knives, and a wide variety of air rifles and BB guns.
With an ever growing selection of Woolrich, Columbia, Carhart, Scent Blocker, Under Armor, and now North Face, you are sure to find all of your work, casual, and hunting clothes in one place.
With room on our gun racks for over 850 new and previously owned firearms The Fin boasts one of Ohio’s largest firearms selections. Our firearm salesmen are some of the best in the business and some of the best trained, many with law enforcement, military, and gun-smithing training.
We have all the camping gear you need for a weekend out with the family or a weeklong kayaking trip all in one convenient location.
The fishing department at The Fin has a wide range of tackle and gear to make sure your next fishing trip is a success.
Our reloading department has all the equipment you need to keep ammo in your pistol, rifles, and shotguns
The archery department at The Fin Has a great selection of bows and crossbows and all the game calls and camo clothing you’ll need to get out in the field for the next hunting season.
In 2001 the NRA awarded Mike with the America’s 1st Freedom Member of the Year Award for changing the public’s perception of gun owners, hunters, and sportsman and making a positive change in media coverage of issues such as hunter education, conservation, and gun safety.