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Is trade braced for more big deals?

Hot on the heels of Rather Outdoors acquiring the Zebco brands, the industry is carefully watching moves at two other major players, Pure Fishing and Rapala VMC Corporation.

Top selling tackle brands in US revealed

With record numbers of Americans enjoying the outdoors and going fishing during the pandemic, there have been some clear winners in terms of tackle sales. We highlight the ‘go-to’ brands for anglers.

Shimano marks milestone of 100 years

As tackle giant Shimano reached its 100th anniversary, there were no lavish parties or celebrations; instead the company marked the occasion by doing what it does best – working on the latest technology and letting its products do the talking.

Looking ahead to eyewear sales

Great eyewear not only helps you spot fish better but it protects your eyes from the glare of the sun and flying hooks. We untangle the jargon and make sense of the product features.

Lining up for extra profit

What began as a way to help a major manufacturer reduce costs for spooling lines has turned into a market-leading business, explains Triangle Sport’s chief line winder technician Bob Palecek.

Doing Business With… TexasWith some major lakes and rivers plus an enviable coastline, Texas offers something for almost every angler, which means it is also a great place to look for business opportunities.

Small is beautiful, says PrologicThe brand’s Com-pact rod ranges have been specially designed with mobility in mind, making it easy to transport them however you are travelling.

Are your reels sitting comfortably?Choosing the right rod components is vital, especially when it comes to reel seats since you want your reel to fit securely while also enhancing the look and feel of the rod. REC Components has the answers.


Gear Guide 2021



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