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John Hunter  |  Jul 10, 2023  |  0 comments
Vista Outdoor, the parent company of 41 key brands in the sporting and outdoor products to sector, has appointed Jordan Judd as president of its Bozeman, Montana-based brand Simms Fishing Products, effective from August 1st.
John Hunter  |  May 05, 2023  |  0 comments
Coming up with ideas for lures can be challenging at the best of times. When it has been your life’s work, new concepts can be harder to come by but for Japanese brand Sea Falcon’s CEO and chief designer Mr Tetsuo Itou it’s all about ensuring performance and design work in perfect harmony.
John Hunter  |  Feb 06, 2023  |  0 comments
The work of fishing associations in every country is vital. Torben Kaas, chairman of Danmarks Sportsfiskerforbund, outlines how the Danish organisation is improving relations with the industry and political leaders to improve fishing and the trade for everyone.
John Hunter  |  Nov 07, 2022  |  0 comments
Matt Cumber started Drift five years ago as (sea) bass fishing began to take off in the UK and he wanted an alternative to expensive imported gear. Today he is look for buyers around the world, as he explained to TTW…
John Hunter  |  Nov 02, 2022  |  0 comments
After several years of cancellations forced by Covid-19, the European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition (EFTTEX) is set to take place in Budapest from June 17th to 19th, 2023. One of the organisers, István Pál, explain why it’s important and how to get involved.
John Hunter  |  Nov 02, 2022  |  0 comments
Wynd Tackle might be a relatively new name on the fly scene but its Bynder boxes have been taking the industry by storm so TTW caught up with the brand’s Josh Kelly to find out more…
John Hunter  |  Aug 29, 2022  |  0 comments
A little over a year ago Bajio sunglasses revealed itself to the world. TTW editor John Hunter sat down with industry stalwart, founder and CEO Al Perkinson at ICAST 2022 to find out how it has been going and why it’s good to be different.
John Hunter  |  Jun 29, 2022  |  0 comments
A strong industry body is vital for every sector and nowhere more so than fishing. With a new board and a number of key plans in the pipeline, the UK’s Angling Trades Association is once again ready to protect our interests, as chairman Andrew Race explains…
John Hunter  |  Jun 29, 2022  |  0 comments
As we look ahead to ICAST 2022, Daiwa USA boss Carey Graves tells us what to keep an eye on, why the pandemic never stopped business and why the brand has anglers covered for pretty much every eventuality…
John Hunter  |  Jun 06, 2022  |  0 comments
Fly tying materials supplier Semperfli is winning both global friends and prestigious trade awards. TTW caught up with founders Ann and Andy Kitchener during the recent IFTD show to find out the secrets of its success.
John Hunter  |  Apr 28, 2022  |  0 comments
As part of the hugely successful Frogleys Offshore business, Australian brand Atomic has been winning tournaments – and friends – for the best part of two decades. Company director Michael Starkey talks TTW through its growth.
John Hunter  |  Feb 16, 2022  |  0 comments
UK-based tackle retail giant Angling Direct is on a mission to encourage more people to go fishing, offering customers the best selection of product at great prices with a proper buying experience. As it opens its European warehouse in The Netherlands, CEO Andy Torrance explains the next stage in its plans.
John Hunter  |  Jan 04, 2022  |  0 comments
With ICAST 2022 set to take place next summer in Orlando, Florida, TTW talks to ICAST trade show and membership vice president Blake Swango about plans so far.
John Hunter  |  Oct 07, 2021  |  0 comments
Batson Enterprises is the go-to supplier for custom rod builders and Original Equipment Manufacturers. Formed in 2000, the family-owned business is best known for distributing Rainshadow, ALPS and ForeCast fishing tackle in the US and worldwide. Visitors to ICAST 2021 got to meet the newest addition to the fold, Eden Batson. TTW caught up with her…
John Hunter  |  Oct 07, 2021  |  0 comments
It’s been a tough year for everyone but, thanks to a strong inventory, a real team effort and a flexible approach, US tackle supplier F J Neil has continued to supply its dealers throughout the pandemic.