March 2024

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Lucky 13 for Rapala

The huge Rapala VMC Corporation completes the full purchase of DQC International, the owner of the 13 Fishing rod and reel brand.


New year, new home for Daiwa USA

Global tackle giant Daiwa kicked off 2024 by opening the doors to new corporate headquarters and USA warehouse facilities.


A slick approach to fly tools

Founded by a surgeon, Dr Slick has been making high quality tools for the fly fishing trade for 35 years. We interview owner Steve Fournier.


Spotlight on… Rods

A good rod will allow you to cast and control your bait or fly as well as aid fighting your fish. How do you select the right ones to sell?


Doing Business With… Scandinavia

With rivers, lakes and an extensive coastline, Scandinavia has a proud tradition of recreational fishing not to mention some major tackle firms.


R&D pays off for OEM line firm

While some firms scaled back during Covid-19, line expert FirstDart pushed forward, placing R&D firmly at the core of its future plans.




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