Ben leaves AFFTA president’s role after eight years
Feb17

Ben leaves AFFTA president’s role after eight years

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) has been left shocked following the resignation of Ben Bulis, its president for the past eight years. Ben joined AFFTA in April 2012 as an interim general manager and quickly moved into the role of president, where he has been a key figure in growing the organisation into a larger trade association with a strong voice in trade and conservation issues. His incredible passion for the...

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Zebco brands sale confirmed by Rather Outdoors
Feb17

Zebco brands sale confirmed by Rather Outdoors

Rather Outdoors, the firm which owns Lew‘s, Fox International and Salmo, has confirmed to TTW that it has acquired the portfolio of Zebco brands, which includes Zebco, Preston Innovations and many more. While an official statement has yet to be released, Rather Outdoors’ CEO Ken Eubanks told TTW: “I can confirm that Rather Outdoors has, in fact, purchased Zebco brands. We will be releasing an official statement in the days ahead as...

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UK trade body responds to European lead ban discussions
Feb12

UK trade body responds to European lead ban discussions

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is developing a timetable to phase out lead in fishing weights as part of wider restrictions designed to reduce the risks of the material to people, wildlife and the environment. The ECHA proposes a ban on the sale and use of lead sinkers and lures, with transition periods depending on weight, for example a three-year timespan for weights of 50g and under and a five-year period for those above 50g....

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Can you lead Zebco Europe in France?
Feb09

Can you lead Zebco Europe in France?

Zebco Europe, the major tackle supplier with exclusive brands Zebco, Rhino, Black Cat, Quantum, Magic Trout Browning and Radical, is looking for a country manager to handle its French operation. The successful applicant will be working to lead the firm’s growth in France, with responsibilities including coordinating with its marketing and product managers, leading its salesforce, directing its sponsored anglers, coordinating local...

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Gone Fishing emerges from Covid challenges
Feb02

Gone Fishing emerges from Covid challenges

Kenyan fly-tying company Gone Fishing, like many in the industry, has gone through some major challenges in 2020 thanks to Covid-19 but it has now seen orders pick up and has just re-employed the staff it had to lay off at the start of the crisis. Not only that but the firm’s diligence in treating the threat so seriously meant that it did not have a single Coronavirus case throughout the pandemic. Boss Johnny Onslow told TTW: “No one...

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