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SEVENTH PRESIDENT ELECTED
Sep25

SEVENTH PRESIDENT ELECTED

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) has elected veteran business leader and avid recreational angler Nehl Horton as its new president, effective from September 1st, 2017. Horton’s appointment is the result of an exhaustive international talent search to replace long-time IGFA president Rob Kramer, who is stepping down from the role after nearly 15 years of distinguished service. “We are excited to put Nehl at the helm of...

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2017 ONWARDS  AND UPWARDS
Sep22

2017 ONWARDS AND UPWARDS

There are not many reasons to celebrate 2008. Deep in the financial crisis, you had to be brave to start a new project. Nevertheless, the CGC Weihai Expo did just that and has defied the odds since day one. Years of continuous growth have put it in a position to have yet another a ‘vintage’ year. In 2008 times were hard in many economies across the world and the fishing tackle industry was no different. Many people would have thought...

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SQUID: SUCKERS FOR DTD LURES
Sep21

SQUID: SUCKERS FOR DTD LURES

At its eighth consecutive EFTTEX this year in Budapest, Croatian fishing  tackle manufacturer DTD presented its new range of high-quality squid jigs. On its booth you would have found many interesting, different products, all of them targeting squid. All types of squid are covered because this Croatian company exports to more than 40 countries worldwide; its products are successful in every country that has imported them. DTD’s...

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NEW BLOOD FOR BOARD
Sep20

NEW BLOOD FOR BOARD

After a recent election, the American Fly Fishing Trade Association has a new board in the shape of Ben Kurtz (Fishpond), Michael White (Blue Ribbon Sales, Bozeman), Shawn Combs (Orvis Rod & Tackle), Tom Melvin (Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures) and Tag Kleiner (Far Bank Enterprises). AFFTA president Ben Bulis said: “It’s great to see the involvement of the membership; we had the largest voter turnout in the history of AFFTA. Our...

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TAKING A STANCE ON COPIES
Sep19

TAKING A STANCE ON COPIES

One of the biggest success stories in the UK tackle trade over the last few years has been a product going by the name Spomb – an innovative bait dispenser. It is the brainchild of founders Brian and Judith Houghton, affectionately known as Mr and Mrs Spomb in the business. Avid anglers since the 1970s and keen members of the carp scene, Brian and Judith witnessed much innovation, but the one area that appeared neglected was the...

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