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Scientific Anglers reveals outside sales rep
Aug22

Scientific Anglers reveals outside sales rep

  One of the leading companies in fly lines, leader, and tippet, Scientific Anglers, has introduced Doug Bear as its new outside sales representative. Doug will be responsible for sales in the US states of Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Doug is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about developing strong business relationships...

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Mikado appoints sales manager to grow German territory
Aug22

Mikado appoints sales manager to grow German territory

  Polish tackle brand Mikado has appointed an experienced sales manager to increase its German footprint. Larissa Kamm took up the position at the beginning of July and said, “I firmly believe that I will help Mikado’s customers in Germany in many ways. First of all, the communication will be much easier as I am a native German. I plan to make many personal visits with the customers to find out their needs and help them to get...

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AFFTA flourishes with increased membership
Aug22

AFFTA flourishes with increased membership

  The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) has seen tremendous growth to its membership base. The association that represents the American fly fishing trade has reached a milestone that eclipses the 1,000 member mark. AFTTA president Ben Bulis said, “The year I joined AFFTA as its president, we might’ve had 250 members and we used to have to beg to get people to run for the board. It has been the hard work and...

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Rapala hopes to ‘Finnish’ strong for second half of year
Aug21

Rapala hopes to ‘Finnish’ strong for second half of year

  Tackle titan Rapala has reported a one per cent reduction in net sales for the first half of 2019 but is aiming for a strong year-end. Its sales at the halfway point of 2019 sit at €141.2m, compared with €142.5m in 2018. The company’s operating profit dropped by 25 per cent to €11.4m compared to the 2018 figure of €15.3m. Rapala’s president and CEO Jussi Ristimäki said, “Our top line for the first six months developed for the...

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Fish ‘smarter’ not harder
Aug05

Fish ‘smarter’ not harder

Cyberfishing has set the angling /tech market alight with its intelligent device and app. TTW met business development director Vitaly Pchelnikov to learn about the latest firm investing in the tackle industry. TTW – First of all Vitaly, how was the company founded? Vitaly Pchelnikov – You never know when the best time to start a new company is, however, prior to where I am now, I was in charge of business development for...

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