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Records tumble as IFTD Show returns in full force
Oct22

Records tumble as IFTD Show returns in full force

The fly fishing industry rallied like never before last week as the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show returned – with records being broken at its spiritual home in Denver, Colorado, USA. More than 2,000 people attended the three-day event – run by the American Fly Fishing Tackle Association – which was a standalone venture following several years running alongside the ICAST sportfishing trade show. Nearly 300 retailers from 41...

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Shark research boosted by new frame styles
Oct21

Shark research boosted by new frame styles

Costa Sunglasses has added to its OCEARCH collection with two more frame styles, called Vela and Switchfoot. Sunglasses manufacturer Costa Del Mar is a serious player in the angling world when it comes to environmental issues that pose deep threats to the sport. The company is involved in a number of safeguarding initiatives that will not only help protect the future of the sport but also initiatives that have an impact immediately....

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Orvis strengthens sales force
Oct10

Orvis strengthens sales force

Fly tackle manufacturer Orvis has appointed the services of four industry veterans to further strengthen its sales team across North America. Steve Hemkens, Orvis VP of Fishing, Wingshooting and Adventures, said, “Independent fly shops are the lifeblood of industry and the most important sales channel for fishing gear at Orvis is our dealer channel. Orvis is working hard to become the best partner in the industry to fly shops, and the...

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Z-Man pledges support of essential marine research
Oct07

Z-Man pledges support of essential marine research

For the people behind the fish-catching baits at Z-Man Fishing Products, taking caring of the fish and their habitat has always been a primary priority. Highlighting its pledge to protect natural resources, Z-Man will support the future fishery biologists at the University of Florida (UF). The leading-edge tackle company will provide paid assistantships for three graduate students at the university’s Institute of Food and Agricultural...

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Tackle firms rally to save ‘world class’ fishery from destruction
Oct03

Tackle firms rally to save ‘world class’ fishery from destruction

America’s fly fishing community has come together in a unique way to fight plans which could destroy all aquatic life in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska and wipe out the largest sockeye salmon run in the world. Businesses, industry professionals and the wider community united one day in August to raise awareness of – and funds to fight – a mineral exploration project, which would hit the fishery, said to be worth $1.5 billion to the...

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Founding editor returns to TTW hot seat
Sep30

Founding editor returns to TTW hot seat

Almost 20 years after he first launched fishing industry title Tackle Trade World, John Hunter has returned to the position of editor. John, who has been working as an editorial consultant on the publication for the past year, has stepped up to the key role following the departure of previous editor John Watson. He brings with him more than 20 years’ experience in the tackle industry, running both consumer and trade publications, and...

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